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Irons Family History

Irons Surname Meaning

English: variant of Iron with post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Hirons . Scottish (Angus): habitational name from an unidentified place called Irnys in 1398–9.

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


Similar surnames: Roos, Biron, Pross, Cross, Hron, Tirone, Oros, Mons, Krans, Grona

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Where is the Irons family from?

You can see how Irons families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Irons family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Irons families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 351 Irons families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Irons's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Irons families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Irons surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Irons 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 Irons. 12% of Irons men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Irons women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Irons were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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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
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Cook
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Irons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irons 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Irons. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Irons. For the veterans among your Irons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Irons lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Irons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Irons in 1944 was 71, and 72 in 2004.

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