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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ison

David was born on September 15th, 1954.


Raymond was born in 1952. Raymond is also known as Ison and Ray.



Wayne was born on June 28th, 1924. He passed away on August 9th, 2014.


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Popularity of Ison as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ison U.S.
  White 86.22% 64.26%
  African American 6.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ison

People with the last name Ison are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ison

  • How Popular is the name Ison? Ison is the 36,278th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ison was the 5,213th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 102 babies born with the first name Ison in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ison to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ison? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ison is Saturday, October 2nd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Ison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ison was in 2013 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ison: Your name in reverse order is Nosi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nios. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,697 people with the last name Ison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ison? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Ison as their last name.

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