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Ireton Family History

Ireton Name Meaning

habitational name from either of two places in Derbyshire called Ireton, or one in North Yorkshire called Irton. All of these are named from the genitive case of Old Norse Íri ‘Irishmen’ (see Ireland) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. habitational name from Irton in Cumbria, named from the old river name Irt, which is of uncertain origin, + Old English tun.

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


Similar surnames: Keeton, Preston, Orton, Ruston, Kirton, Cureton, Brenton, Litton

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Where is the Ireton family from?

You can see how Ireton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ireton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ireton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Ireton families living in Ohio. This was about 60% of all the recorded Ireton's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ireton families in 1840.
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What did your Ireton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ireton. 22% of Ireton men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Ireton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ireton were Rancher and Clerk.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Rancher
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    21%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Passenger Lists

There are 742 immigration records available for the last name Ireton. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ireton. For the veterans among your Ireton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ireton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ireton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ireton in 1962 was 79, and 76 in 2004.

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