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Irvin Family History

Irvin Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Irvine . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEireamhóin ‘descendant of Eireamhón’ a personal name attested as a figure of legend (an early settler of Ireland). There has also been some confusion with Irvine .

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


Similar surnames: Irvine, Savin, Mcirvin, Irving, Irwin, Brain, Rovin, Mirkin, Bruin

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Where is the Irvin family from?

You can see how Irvin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Irvin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Irvin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 123 Irvin families living in Lancashire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Irvin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Irvin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Irvin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Irvin 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 Irvin. 22% of Irvin men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Irvin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Irvin were Milk Salesman and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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
    22%
  • Gardener
    18%
  • Insurance Agent
    9%
  • Milk Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

There are 140,000 census records available for the last name Irvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irvin 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Irvin. 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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There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Irvin. For the veterans among your Irvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Irvin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Irvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Irvin in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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