Irland Family History

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Irland Name Meaning

Variant of English and Scottish Ireland or Scandinavian Erland.

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


Similar surnames: Ireland, Irelan, Morland, Arand, Apland, Kirkland, Roland, Orland

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Irland Family Origin

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Irland Family Occupations

What did your Irland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Irland family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Irland. The most common Irland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Irland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Brick Mason

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Irland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Irland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Irland

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Irland. 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 Irland. For the veterans among your Irland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Irland Life Expectancy

What is the average Irland lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Irland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Irland in 1943 was 22, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Irland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Irland 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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