Irwin Family History

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Irwin Name Meaning

Northern Irish, Scottish, and English: variant of Irvin. English: from the Middle English personal name Irwyn, Erwyn, or Everwyn, Old English Eoforwine, composed of the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wine ‘friend’. From the Welsh personal name Urien (see Uren).

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

Similar surnames: Erwin, Lewin, Urwin, Unwin, Fruin, Litwin, Alwin, Itkin, Harwin

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Irwin Family Origin

Where is the Irwin family from?

Irwin Family Occupations

What did your Irwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Irwin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Irwin's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Irwin. A less common occupation for the Irwin family was Coal Miner.

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Coal Miner


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

Irwin Historical Records

What Irwin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 334,000 census records available for the last name Irwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irwin 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Irwin. 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 57,000 military records available for the last name Irwin. For the veterans among your Irwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Irwin Life Expectancy

What is the average Irwin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Irwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Irwin in 1941 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Irwin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Irwin 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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