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Ir Family History

Ir Name 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: Im, Mir, In, Ira, Bir, Ip, Sir, Ji, Lu, Qiu

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Where is the Ir family from?

You can see how Ir families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ir family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1880. The most Ir families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there was 1 Ir family living in Angus. This was 100% of all the recorded Ir's in Scotland. Angus had the highest population of Ir families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ir surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ir ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ir 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Ir. 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 266 military records available for the last name Ir. For the veterans among your Ir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ir lifespan?

Between 1992 and 2004, in the United States, Ir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ir in 1992 was 73, and 87 in 2004.

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