Irving Family History

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Irving Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Irving in Dumfries and Galloway region, which has the same origin as Irvine, with which it has become inextricably confused.

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

Similar surnames: Irvine, Irvin, Erving, Irish, Irwin, Arning, Erling, Hirning, Tarvin

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Irving Family Origin

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Irving Family Occupations

What did your Irving ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Irving family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Irving occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Irving's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Irving.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Irving Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 230,000 census records available for the last name Irving. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irving 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 147,000 immigration records available for the last name Irving. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Irving. For the veterans among your Irving ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Irving Life Expectancy

What is the average Irving lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Irving life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Irving in 1942 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Irving 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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