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Isles Family History

Isles Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Iles.

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


Similar surnames: Illes, Isle, Isler, Alles, Viles, Milles, Males, Poles, Estes, Pyles

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Where is the Isles family from?

You can see how Isles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Isles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Isles families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Isles families living in Quebec. This was about 32% of all the recorded Isles's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Isles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Isles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Isles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Isles. 44% of Isles men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Isles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Isles were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Cook
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
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What Isles family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Isles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Isles 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 Isles. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Isles. For the veterans among your Isles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Isles lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Isles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Isles in 1960 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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