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Isabella Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese: from the female personal name Isabella (see Isbell).

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

Similar surnames: Isabell, Sabella, Isbell, Isabel, Abella, Bella, Sabala, Stella

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Where is the Isabella family from?

You can see how Isabella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Isabella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Isabella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 21 Isabella families living in Quebec. This was about 62% of all the recorded Isabella's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Isabella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Isabella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Isabella ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Isabella. 34% of Isabella men worked as a Journalier.

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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

  • Journalier
  • Rentier
  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Isabella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Isabella 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 Isabella. 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 680 military records available for the last name Isabella. For the veterans among your Isabella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Isabella lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Isabella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Isabella in 1955 was 27, and 87 in 2004.

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