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Origins of the Irvine surname

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About the Irvines

We have a total number of 65174 records for people with the last name Irvine.

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Where do most Irvines live?

In 1921, most Irvines lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Irvines

How common is your surname?

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

We have 45,700 records for the Irvine surname. The oldest one dates back to 1509.

Who were Irvines most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Irvines.

What are the most common Irvine first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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

Common jobs for Irvines

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

Common Female occupations for Irvines in 1921
Knitter

288

Dressmaker

223

Domestic Servant

207

F S

162

Housekeeper

158

Common Male occupations for Irvines in 1921
Fisherman

364

Coal Miner

334

Farm Servant

201

Farmer

185

Shoemaker

178

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