Irby Family History

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Irby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in Lincolnshire, Cheshire, and North Yorkshire, named from Old Norse Írabýr ‘settlement of the Irish’. Compare Ireton.

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

Similar surnames: Kirby, Corby, Raby, Wisby, Milby, Wray, Rigby, Carby, Gray, Morby

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Irby Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Irby name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Irby. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Irby Family Origin

Where is the Irby family from?

Irby Family Occupations

What did your Irby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Irby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Irby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Irby family was Farming. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Irby.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Irby Historical Records

What Irby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Irby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Irby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Irby. For the veterans among your Irby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Irby Life Expectancy

What is the average Irby lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Irby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Irby in 1944 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Irby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Irby 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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