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Kirwan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardhubháin ‘descendant of Ciardhubhán’, a personal name composed of the elements ciar ‘dark’ + dubh ‘black’ + the diminutive suffix -an.

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


Similar surnames: Kieran, Irwin, Kiernan, Kinnan, Kinman, Kortan, Iwan, Mirman, Kurian

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Kirwan Family Origin

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Kirwan Family Occupations

What did your Kirwan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kirwan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Kirwan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kirwan family was Moulder. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirwan.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Moulder

    3%

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

Kirwan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kirwan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirwan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kirwan. 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 Kirwan. For the veterans among your Kirwan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirwan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirwan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kirwan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kirwan in 1953 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirwan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirwan 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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