Irwin Name Meaning

Northern Irish, Scottish, and English: variant of Irvin. English: from the Middle English personal name Irwyn, Erwyn, or Everwyn, Old English Eoforwine, composed of the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wine ‘friend’. From the Welsh personal name Urien (see Uren).

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


Similar surnames: Erwin, Lewin, Urwin, Unwin, Fruin, Litwin, Alwin, Itkin, Harwin

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Irwin Family Origin

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Irwin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Irwin. The most common Irwin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Irwin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Irwin family was Carpenter.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Irwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Irwin in 1941 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Irwin

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