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Irland Surname Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Ireland .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ireland, Irelan, Morland, Arand, Apland, Kirkland, Roland, Orland

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Where is the Irland family from?

You can see how Irland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Irland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Irland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 72 Irland families living in Lancashire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Irland's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Irland families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Irland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Irland ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Irland. 72% of Irland women worked as an Unpaid 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Irland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irland 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Irland. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Irland. For the veterans among your Irland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Irland lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Irland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Irland in 1943 was 22, and 71 in 2004.

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