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Ilvain Family History

Ilvain Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Blain, Ivan, Alvin, Irvin, Sylvain, Allain, Lain, Gilvin, Plain

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Where is the Ilvain family from?

You can see how Ilvain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ilvain family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1880. The most Ilvain families were found in USA in 1880, and Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there was 1 Ilvain family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ilvain's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Ilvain families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ilvain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ilvain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ilvain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ilvain 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 133 immigration records available for the last name Ilvain. 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 335 military records available for the last name Ilvain. For the veterans among your Ilvain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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