Isley Family History

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Isley Name Meaning

English: unexplained. The connection with Isley Walton in Leicestershire is not clear. Possibly a respelling of German Eisele or Swiss Isler.

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


Similar surnames: Eisley, Iley, Osley, Sisney, Buley, Gisler, Nisley, Sisley, Insley

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Isley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Isley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Isley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

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Isley Family Origin

Where is the Isley family from?

Isley Family Occupations

What did your Isley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Isley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Isley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Isley. A less common occupation for the Isley family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Isley Historical Records

What Isley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Isley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Isley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 789 immigration records available for the last name Isley. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Isley. For the veterans among your Isley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Isley Life Expectancy

What is the average Isley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Isley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Isley in 1952 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Isley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Isley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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