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Ison Family History

Ison Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from the Middle English personal name Ida, which was used for both sexes.

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

Similar surnames: Ipson, Son, Ion, Jason, Faison, Osen, Lison, Wilson, Sisson, Edson

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Where is the Ison family from?

You can see how Ison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ison families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Ison families living in British Columbia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Ison's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Ison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Machinist was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ison. 50% of Ison men worked as a Machinist.

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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

  • Machinist
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Ison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ison 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 Ison. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Ison. For the veterans among your Ison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ison lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ison in 1942 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

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