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Origins of the Irving surname

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About the Irvings

We have a total number of 77961 records for people with the last name Irving.

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Where do most Irvings live?

In 1921, most Irvings lived in North West.


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Interesting facts about Irvings

How common is your surname?

764th most common surname in the UK

We have 63,400 records for the Irving surname. The oldest one dates back to 1264.

Who were Irvings most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Irving first names?

  • Henry
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Irvings

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

Common Female occupations for Irvings in 1921
Dressmaker

336

Domestic Servant

192

Housekeeper

183

House Servant

145

Living On Own Means

139

Common Male occupations for Irvings in 1921
Farmer

290

Coal Miner

248

Farm Servant

246

Joiner

224

General Labourer

199

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