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Iredale Family History

Iredale Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost hamlet in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse Íradalr ‘valley of the Irish’. The surname is first recorded in the 16th century; until recently it was found almost exclusively in Cumbria.

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

Similar surnames: Dale, Dugdale, Dinsdale, Drysdale, Redgate, Bredahl, Idle, Hinsdale

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Where is the Iredale family from?

You can see how Iredale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iredale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Iredale families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Iredale family living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Iredale's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Iredale families in 1840.
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What did your Iredale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Iredale. 43% of Iredale men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Iredale women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iredale were Laborer and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Plumber
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Iredale. 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 Cards

There are 950 military records available for the last name Iredale. For the veterans among your Iredale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iredale lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Iredale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Iredale in 1956 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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