Irey Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. This name is common in PA and OH, and is probably of Dutch or German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Iley, Airey, Frey, Drey, Prey, Krey, Ivey, Ibe, Rey, Ekey

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Irey Family Origin

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Irey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    2%
  • Brick Moulder

    2%

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In 1880, the most common Irey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Irey's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Irey. A less common occupation for the Irey family was Brick Moulder.

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Irey Historical Records

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Irey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Irey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Irey in 1961 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Irey

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