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Ironside Family History

Ironside Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place in the parish of New Deer in Aberdeenshire. This was probably named with the Old English elements earn ‘eagle’ + side ‘side’ (of a hill).English: possibly from Middle English irenside (Old English iren ‘iron’ + side ‘side’), a nickname for an iron-clad warrior. The best-known bearer of this nickname (not as a surname) was Edmund Ironside, who was briefly king of England in 1016.

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

127,291 Historical Documents with Ironside on Ancestry.com
18,371 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,208 Military Records
3,256 Immigration Records
18,694 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ironside Families

  • Number of Ironside families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ironside families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ironside families
     271 - 539
     91 - 270
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ironside Family Origin

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Ironside Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ironside

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Ironside Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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