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Irion Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Irion, more usually known in the form Gereon, which was the name of a medieval martyr.

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

Similar surnames: Irmen, Biron, Ipson, Erion, Sion, Prior, Fron, Brin, Zion, Ardon

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Where is the Irion family from?

You can see how Irion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Irion family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Irion families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Irion families living in British Columbia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Irion's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Irion families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Irion surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Irion ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Irion. 25% of Irion men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Irion women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Irion were Clerk 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Irion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irion 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Irion. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Irion. For the veterans among your Irion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Irion lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Irion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Irion in 1958 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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