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Origins of the Ison surname

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About the Isons

We have a total number of 10506 records for people with the last name Ison.

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Where do most Isons live?

In 1921, most Isons lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Isons

How common is your surname?

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

We have 9,730 records for the Ison surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Isons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Ison first names?

  • Thomas
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Isons

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

Common Female occupations for Isons in 1921


General Servant Domestic




Housemaid Domestic


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Isons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner


Farm Labourer






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