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Ilwain Family History

Ilwain 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, Iwai, Swain, Irwin, Alwin, Allain, Lain, Plain, Iwan, Klain

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Where is the Ilwain family from?

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

What did your Ilwain ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ilwain 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 Ilwain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ilwain 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 224 immigration records available for the last name Ilwain. 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 225 military records available for the last name Ilwain. For the veterans among your Ilwain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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