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Origins of the Isaac surname

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About the Isaacs

We have a total number of 44842 records for people with the last name Isaac.

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Where do most Isaacs live?

In 1921, most Isaacs lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Isaacs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 39,100 records for the Isaac surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Isaacs most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Isaac first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Isaacs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Isaacs in 1921




House Servant


Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Isaacs in 1921


Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner




Coal Miner Hewer


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