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Irving Family History

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

844,003 Historical Documents with Irving on Ancestry.com
229,235 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,318 Military Records
144,036 Immigration Records
217,758 Census and Voter Lists
225,656 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Irving Families

  • Number of Irving families
     215 - 427
     72 - 214
     1 - 71
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Irving families
     916 - 1,830
     306 - 915
     1 - 305
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Irving families
     612 - 1,221
     205 - 611
     1 - 204
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Irving Family Origin

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Irving Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Irving

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Irving Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Irving census records

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Irving Civil War Service Records

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