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Israel Name Meaning

Jewish: from the Hebrew male personal name Yisrael ‘Fighter of God’. In the Bible this is a byname bestowed on Jacob after he had wrestled with the angel at the ford of Jabbok (Genesis 32:24–8). name adopted by Jews with reference to the ancient Kingdom of Israel, destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 bc, or to the concept of Jewish nationhood, or, in modern times, to the state of Israel. Comparatively recent adoption of the Biblical name in Britain among Nonconformists, especially in Wales. altered form of Ezell.

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

Similar surnames: Ismail, Turkel, Distel, Gruel, Birkel, Isabel, Missel, Immel, Armel

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Israel Family Origin

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Israel Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Israel. The most common Israel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Israel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Israel family was Tailor.

Source: Census data for Israel | Data not to scale

Israel Historical Records

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Israel Life Expectancy

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