Irving Family History

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Irving Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Irving in Dumfries and Galloway region, which has the same origin as Irvine, with which it has become inextricably confused.

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


Similar surnames: Irvine, Irvin, Erving, Irish, Irwin, Arning, Erling, Hirning, Tarvin

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Irving Family Origin

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Irving Family Occupations

What did your Irving ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Irving. 18% of Irving men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Irving women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Irving were Clerk and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Cook
    6%

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

Irving Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 230,000 census records available for the last name Irving. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Irving 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 147,000 immigration records available for the last name Irving. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Irving. For the veterans among your Irving ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Irving Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Irving life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Irving in 1942 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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