Antrim Family History

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Antrim Name Meaning

Evidently from the name of the county in northern Ireland. Irish surnames are not normally derived from place names, and this surname is not found in Ireland. It may be a U.S. coinage, perhaps adopted for sentimental reasons by people of northern Irish descent. For the process involved, compare Clyde.

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

Similar surnames: Trim, Lantrip, Anthis, Andris, Cantlin, Ancrum, Andrie, Andrick, Rim

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Antrim Family Origin

Where is the Antrim family from?

Antrim Family Occupations

What did your Antrim ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, Carman Out Of Employ and Coachman Chandler(ND) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Antrim. A less common occupation for the Antrim family was Gardener. The most common Antrim occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 11% of Antrim's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Carman Out Of Employ

  • Coachman Chandler(ND)

  • Gardener


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Antrim ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Antrim Historical Records

What Antrim family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Antrim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Antrim census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Antrim

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Antrim. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Antrim. For the veterans among your Antrim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Antrim Life Expectancy

What is the average Antrim lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Antrim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Antrim in 1950 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Antrim

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Antrim ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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