Irvin Family History

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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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Irvin Family Origin

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Irvin Family Occupations

What did your Irvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Shipwright were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Irvin. The most common Irvin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Irvin's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Irvin family was Bricklayer.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Shipwright

  • Bricklayer


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

Irvin Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Irvin. 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 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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Irvin Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Irvin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Irvin 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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