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Isa (F)>

Isa (female)

Diminutive for:Isabel (F) Isabella (F)
Pet Name for:Isobel (F)
Can be spelt:Iza (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
1851 Census for Rathen, Banffshire, Scotland

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Scottish. An abbreviation or pet name for Isobel/Isabel occurring significantly frequently in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire. There is one case in the 1851 Census of Rathen where Isabella has been recorded as "Isa Bella"; this may be an obvious alteration but it indicates the care needed when searching records for "composite names", or ones that can be so construed.

A correspondent [VW] records a relative called Isabella who preferred to be known as Iza - a phoenetic spelling of this diminutive.