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Origins of the Irby surname

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About the Irbys

We have a total number of 499 records for people with the last name Irby.

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Where do most Irbys live?

In 1921, most Irbys lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Irbys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 278 records for the Irby surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Irbys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Irby first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Irbys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Irbys in 1921
Living On Own Means


Private Means








Common Male occupations for Irbys in 1921
Farm Hands


General Farmers


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Skilled Occupations In Manufacture Of Electrical Machinery And Accessories




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