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Origins of the Israel surname

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About the Israels

We have a total number of 6618 records for people with the last name Israel.

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Where do most Israels live?

In 1921, most Israels lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Israels

How common is your surname?

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

We have 4,220 records for the Israel surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Israels most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Israels.

What are the most common Israel first names?

  • John
  • David
  • Mary
  • Sarah

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Israel family members

Common jobs for Israels

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

Common Female occupations for Israels in 1921




At Home


General Dealer


Cigar Maker


Common Male occupations for Israels in 1921


Coal Miner


General Dealer


Cigar Maker


Coal Miner Hewer


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