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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Isaac came from the baptismal name Isaac. The surname Isaac referred to the son of Isaac which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms and were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Isaac Early Origins



The surname Isaac was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Isaac Spelling Variations


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Isaac Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Isaac family name include Isaacs, Isaac, Isaack, Isaacson, Izacke and others.

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Isaac Early History


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Isaac Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Isaac research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1300, and 1358 are included under the topic Early Isaac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Isaac Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Isaac Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Isaac Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Isaac surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Isaac Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rebecca Isaac settled in New England in 1634
  • Christ Isaac, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Stephen Isaac, who landed in Maryland in 1676
  • William Isaac, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1681

Isaac Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Isaac, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Eliza Isaac, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Jos Isaac, aged 19, landed in Virginia in 1773
  • William Isaac settled in Grenada in 1776

Isaac Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Isaac, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Daniel Isaac, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Wolff Isaac, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Anthony Isaac, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Robert and Lucy Isaac settled in Savannah in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Isaac Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joe Isaac, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903

Isaac Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Isaac, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Johan Isaac, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Jacob Isaac, who landed in Manitoba in 1876

Isaac Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Isaac arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • William Henry Isaac arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • J.B.T. Isaac arrived in Port Phillip aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849
  • David Isaac, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"
  • Esther Isaac, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Isaac Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Isaac, aged 27, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mary Isaac, aged 29, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Emma Isaac, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Isaac (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Isaac (post 1700)



  • Robert Michael "Bob" Isaac (1928-2008), American politician, Mayor of Colorado Springs (1979-1997), the longest-serving mayor of Colorado Springs
  • Rhys Llywelyn Isaac (1937-2010), South African-born, American historian, twin brother of Glynn Isaac
  • Oscar Isaac (b. 1980), born Óscar Isaac Hernández, Guatemalan Golden Globe Award nominated actor, known for his role sin The Nativity Story (2006), All About the Benjamins (2002) and Body of Lies (2008)
  • Bobby Isaac (1932-1977), American racing driver, former NASCAR Grand National champion (1970)
  • Bryan Isaac, English professional ballroom dancer
  • John Edmund Valentine Isaac DSO (1880-1915), English cricketer who played the the 1900s
  • Arthur Whitmore Isaac (1873-1916), English cricketer who played from 1899 to 1913
  • Joseph Isaac, Australian economist
  • Glynn Llywelyn Isaac (1937-1985), South African archaeologist, a specialist in the very early prehistory of Africa
  • Luis Isaac (b. 1946), Puerto Rican baseball player

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Isaac Historic Events


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Isaac Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. George F T Isaac, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Isaac Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Isaac Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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