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Origins of the Islam surname

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About the Islams

We have a total number of 290 records for people with the last name Islam.

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Where do most Islams live?

In 1921, most Islams lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Islams

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

We have 156 records for the Islam surname. The oldest one dates back to 1914.

Who were Islams most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Islams.

What are the most common Islam first names?

  • Mohammed
  • Mohammed S
  • Sadia
  • Yasmin

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Common jobs for Islams

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

Common Female occupations for Islams in 1921






Cloth Cap Maker


Cook Domestic


Common Male occupations for Islams in 1921


Engine Fitter






Calico Finisher


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