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Irvine Family History

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

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161,209 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
21,868 Military Records
90,714 Immigration Records
165,963 Census and Voter Lists
451,271 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Irvine Families

  • Number of Irvine families
     78 - 154
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Irvine families
     224 - 446
     75 - 223
     1 - 74
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Irvine families
     713 - 1,424
     238 - 712
     1 - 237
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Irvine Family Origin

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Irvine Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Irvine

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Irvine Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Irvine census records

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Irvine Civil War Service Records

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