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Irwin Family History

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

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333,738 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
53,374 Military Records
38,346 Immigration Records
315,242 Census and Voter Lists
711,824 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Irwin Families

  • Number of Irwin families
     459 - 916
     154 - 458
     1 - 153
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Irwin families
     242 - 482
     81 - 241
     1 - 80
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Irwin families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Irwin Family Origin

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Irwin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Irwin

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Irwin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Irwin census records

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Irwin Civil War Service Records

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