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Enright Family History

Enright Name Meaning

Irish (Limerick and Kerry): Anglicized form of the Gaelic byname Mac Ionnrachtaigh ‘son of Ionnrachtach’ a name meaning ‘attacker’. Compare Hanratty .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Knight, Bright, Wright, Enwright, Epright, Jinright, Ebright, Enrico

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Where is the Enright family from?

You can see how Enright families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Enright family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Enright families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 175 Enright families living in London. This was about 49% of all the recorded Enright's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Enright families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Enright surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Enright ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Enright. 42% of Enright men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Enright women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Enright were Motor Driver and Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    42%
  • General Labourer Heavy Work
    12%
  • Police Constable
    12%
  • Motor Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Enright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Enright census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Enright. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Enright. For the veterans among your Enright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Enright lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Enright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Enright in 1944 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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