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Island Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named. The origin of their name is not certain; it may be a compound of is ‘ice’ + land ‘land’ or from Island ‘Iceland’ (the name of the country).

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


Similar surnames: Osland, Land, Ryland, Odland, Ueland, Voland, Wiland, Soland, Erland

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Island Family Origin

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Island Family Occupations

What did your Island ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Island ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Farm Laborer

    20%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Stone Mason

    10%

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Island. A less common occupation for the Island family was Stone Mason. The most common Island occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Island's were Farmers.

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Island Historical Records

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Island Life Expectancy

What is the average Island lifespan?

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Famous Island Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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