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Islas Family History

Islas Surname Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from a place called Islas (Málaga Ciudad Real) or a topographic name meaning ‘from the islands’ (for example the Canary Islands) from the plural of isla ‘island’ from Latin insula. Compare Yslas .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Disla, Iles, Islam, Salas, Sas, Plas, Island, Isham, Yslas, Isola

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Where is the Islas family from?

You can see how Islas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Islas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Islas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Islas family living in Lancashire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Islas's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Islas families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Islas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Islas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Islas. 71% of Islas men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Islas women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Islas were Clerk and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    71%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Farm Labor
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Seamstress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Islas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Islas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Islas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 353 military records available for the last name Islas. For the veterans among your Islas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Islas lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Islas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Islas in 1954 was 22, and 72 in 2004.

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