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Origins of the Irwin surname

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About the Irwins

We have a total number of 53686 records for people with the last name Irwin.

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Where do most Irwins live?

In 1921, most Irwins lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Irwins

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

We have 26,000 records for the Irwin surname. The oldest one dates back to 1670.

Who were Irwins most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Irwin first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Irwins

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

Common Female occupations for Irwins in 1921




Living On Own Means




Private Means


Common Male occupations for Irwins in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers






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