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Isa Family History

Isa Name Meaning

Arabic: variant of Issa. Japanese: written with characters meaning ‘that’ and ‘help’. The name is found mostly in the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Asa, Ida, Iha, Imai, Oba, Sa, Niwa, Iwai, Issa, Pisa

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Where is the Isa family from?

You can see how Isa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Isa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Isa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Isa family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Isa's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Isa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Isa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Isa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Isa. 54% of Isa men worked as a Laborer.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    54%
  • Carpenter
    20%
  • Foreman
    14%
  • Proprietor
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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What Isa family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Isa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Isa 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Isa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Isa. For the veterans among your Isa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Isa lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Isa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Isa in 1963 was 76, and 60 in 2003.

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