Irine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Irine reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Irine family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Irine family lived in Norfolk. Their name, however, derives from their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Airaines, in Somme, France.[1]

Early Origins of the Irine family

The surname Irine was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in A.D. 1066.

Early History of the Irine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Irine research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1576, 1617 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Irine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Irine Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Irine family name include Irons, Kenirons, Hirons, Iron, Hieron and others.

Early Notables of the Irine family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Irine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Irine family to Ireland

Some of the Irine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Irine family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Irine family to immigrate North America: Arron Iron settled in New England in 1758; Mathias Irons and his wife, Anne, settled in Salem in 1630; James, John, Joseph, Samuel, and William Irons arrived in Philadelphia in 1868..



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


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