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Ireland Name Meaning

English and Scottish: ethnic name for someone from Ireland, Old English Iraland. The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Iras ‘Irishmen’ + land ‘land’. The stem Ir- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu. The surname is especially common in Liverpool, England, which has a large Irish population.

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


Similar surnames: Breland, Kirkland, Ryland, Eland, Moreland, Freeland, Harland, Irelan

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Ireland Family Origin

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Ireland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, the most common Ireland occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Ireland's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ireland. A less common occupation for the Ireland family was Blacksmith.

Source: Census data for Ireland | Data not to scale

Ireland Historical Records

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Ireland Life Expectancy

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