Ireton Family History

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Ireton Name Meaning

habitational name from either of two places in Derbyshire called Ireton, or one in North Yorkshire called Irton. All of these are named from the genitive case of Old Norse Íri ‘Irishmen’ (see Ireland) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. habitational name from Irton in Cumbria, named from the old river name Irt, which is of uncertain origin, + Old English tun.

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

Similar surnames: Keeton, Preston, Orton, Ruston, Kirton, Cureton, Brenton, Litton

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Ireton Family Origin

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Ireton Family Occupations

What did your Ireton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ireton. 6% of Ireton men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Ireton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ireton were Market Gardener and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Horseman
  • Market Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ireton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Ireton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ireton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 742 immigration records available for the last name Ireton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ireton. For the veterans among your Ireton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ireton Life Expectancy

What is the average Ireton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ireton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ireton in 1962 was 79, and 76 in 2004.

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