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Origins of the Ireland surname

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About the Irelands

We have a total number of 80453 records for people with the last name Ireland.

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Alternative variations of the name Ireland

Ireland, Irland, Irlande, Irelands, Airland

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Where do most Irelands live?

In 1921, most Irelands lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Irelands

How common is your surname?

665th most common surname in the UK

We have 67,800 records for the Ireland surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Irelands most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Irelands.

What are the most common Ireland first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Ireland family members

Common jobs for Irelands

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

Common Female occupations for Irelands in 1921
Dressmaker

387

Laundress

198

Domestic Servant

190

Cotton Weaver

153

Housekeeper

141

Common Male occupations for Irelands in 1921
Farmer

282

Agricultural Labourer

247

Blacksmith

225

General Labourer

215

Tailor

193

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