Irvine Family History

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Irvine Name Meaning

Scottish, also common in northern Ireland: habitational name from Irvine in Ayrshire, which is named from a Celtic river, Welsh ir, yr ‘green’, ‘fresh’ + afon ‘water’. There has been much confusion with Irving and Irwin.

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


Similar surnames: Irving, Irvin, Grine, Irwin, Raine, Vine, Rhine, Girvin, Irish

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Irvine Family Origin

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Irvine Family Occupations

What did your Irvine 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 Irvine. 16% of Irvine men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Irvine women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Irvine were Shipping Clerk and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Insurance Agent
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Shipping Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

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

Irvine Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 182,000 census records available for the last name Irvine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irvine 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 95,000 immigration records available for the last name Irvine. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Irvine. For the veterans among your Irvine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Irvine Life Expectancy

What is the average Irvine lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Irvine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Irvine in 1943 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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