Irelan Family History

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Irelan Name Meaning

Variant of English and Scottish Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Ireland, Irland, Morelan, Phelan, Ireton, Fireman, Great, Kean

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Irelan Family Origin

Where is the Irelan family from?

Irelan Family Occupations

What did your Irelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Irelan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Irelan's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Irelan. A less common occupation for the Irelan family was Ship Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Ship Carpenter


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

Irelan Historical Records

What Irelan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Irelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irelan 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Irelan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Irelan. For the veterans among your Irelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Irelan Life Expectancy

What is the average Irelan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Irelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Irelan in 1945 was 44, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Irelan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Irelan 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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