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Irene Family History

Irene Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from the female personal name Irene, from Greek Eirene ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Rene, Serene, Tirone, Reine, Irace, Iwen, Rende, Wren, Urena, Trine

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Where is the Irene family from?

You can see how Irene families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Irene family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Irene families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Irene family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Irene's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Irene families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Irene surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Irene ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Irene. 36% of Irene men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Irene women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Irene were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
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What Irene family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Irene. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irene census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Irene. 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 444 military records available for the last name Irene. For the veterans among your Irene ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Irene lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Irene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Irene in 1963 was 78, and 49 in 2003.

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