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Irvin Family History

Irvin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEireamhóin ‘descendant of Eireamhón’, a personal name of uncertain origin. See also Irwin. There has also been some confusion with Irvine.

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


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 the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 177 Irvin families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Irvin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Irvin families in 1911.
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 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Irvin. 32% of Irvin men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Irvin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Irvin were Labourer and Income.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Keeper
    15%
  • Income
    10%
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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 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 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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