Island Family Origins
Switchboard.com shows 300 entries for the surname Island in the US(and that is after taking out the obvious commercial use of the word). The families are in all parts and in most of the United States. The states with the greatest occurrence are CA, TX, AR, LA, MO, OK, FL and MN. Only 4 entries are shown for the UK (Derby, Merseyside, Northampton, Sussex). Also, in the Primary Valuation Property Survey of 1848-64 of Ireland four Island families are shown, widely separated in Antrim, Sligo (2), and in Cork.
There are Islands as well in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.
This is a request that anyone with a knowledge of these families' origins, whether it be family tradition or researched pedigree, to post whatever information you have in this forum.