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Irving Family History

Irving Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Irving in Dumfries and Galloway region, which has the same origin as Irvine, with which it has become inextricably confused.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Irvine, Irvin, Erving, Irish, Irwin, Arning, Erling, Hirning, Tarvin

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Where is the Irving family from?

You can see how Irving families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Irving family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Irving families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,830 Irving families living in Cumberland. This was about 37% of all the recorded Irving's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Irving families in 1891.
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What did your Irving 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 Irving. 12% of Irving men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Irving women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Irving were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • Dairy Farmer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

There are 230,000 census records available for the last name Irving. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irving 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 147,000 immigration records available for the last name Irving. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Irving. For the veterans among your Irving ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Irving lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Irving life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Irving in 1942 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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