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Irons is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Irons family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Irons 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.

Irons Early Origins



The surname Irons 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 1066 A.D.

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Irons Spelling Variations


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Irons Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Irons have been found, including Irons, Kenirons, Hirons, Iron and others.

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Irons Early History


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Irons Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Irons research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1548 is included under the topic Early Irons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Irons Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Irons Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Irons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Irons In Ireland


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Irons In Ireland



Some of the Irons family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Irons were among those contributors:

Irons Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathias Irons and his wife Anne settled in Salem in 1630
  • William Irons, who landed in Maryland in 1678
  • Susannah Irons, who arrived in Maryland in 1679
  • Symon Irons, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Dorothy Irons, who arrived in Maryland in 1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Irons Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Irons, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Thomas Irons, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1824
  • John Irons, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1825
  • James, John, Joseph, Samuel, William Irons arrived in Philadelphia in 1868

Irons Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Irons, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • John Irons arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Elizabeth Irons arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Turner Irons arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Ann Irons arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Irons Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Irons landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Irons, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Martha Irons, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Ernest Irons, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • George Irons arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Irons (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Irons (post 1700)



  • Grant Michael Irons (b. 1979), American football player
  • David Irons (b. 1982), retired American NFL football cornerback
  • Peter H. Irons (b. 1940), American political activist, civil rights attorney and legal scholar
  • Kenny Irons (b. 1983), American NFL football running back
  • Jack Steven Irons (b. 1962), American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons (b. 1985), English film actor and model
  • Jeremy John Irons (b. 1948), English Tony Award, Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award and BAFTA winning actor
  • Kenneth "Kenny" Irons (b. 1970), English retired professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Irons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Irons Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 20 August 2016 at 12:09.

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