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Origins of the Ivy surname

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About the Ivys

We have a total number of 3214 records for people with the last name Ivy.

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Where do most Ivys live?

In 1921, most Ivys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Ivys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 2,230 records for the Ivy surname. The oldest one dates back to 1654.

Who were Ivys most likely to marry?

Ives Or Eiues Or Ieves Or Iue Or Iues Or Ivys



Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Ivys.

What are the most common Ivy first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Ivys

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

Common Female occupations for Ivys in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Ivys in 1921
Farm Hands


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Skilled Occupations In Manufacture Of Electrical Machinery And Accessories


General Farmers




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