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Isaacs Family History

Isaacs Name Meaning

Mainly Jewish, but also English and Welsh: patronymic from Isaac.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Isaac, Isaacks, Isaacson, Issac, Isaak, Sams, Mcisaac, Saad, Stacy

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Where is the Isaacs family from?

You can see how Isaacs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Isaacs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Isaacs families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Isaacs families living in Manitoba. This was about 24% of all the recorded Isaacs's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Isaacs families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Isaacs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Isaacs ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Commis were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Isaacs. 22% of Isaacs men worked as a Labourer and 34% of Isaacs women worked as a Commis. Some less common occupations for Americans named Isaacs were Merchant and Servant.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Merchant
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Commis
    34%
  • School Teacher
    34%
  • Servant
    34%
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Census Records

There are 144,000 census records available for the last name Isaacs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Isaacs 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Isaacs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Isaacs. For the veterans among your Isaacs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Isaacs lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Isaacs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Isaacs in 1941 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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