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Irish American Heritage Facts

Irish American Genealogy 4& Family History Facts 34.5 11% 7x Ireland's population Million of U.S. population Irish Americans in the U.S. 250,000 2,873,000 Major Waves of Scots-Irish Irish sailed to Colonial Irish fled to America during the 1800s Great Irish America to start a new life Immigration Potato Famine Luck of the Irish During the 1848-1855 California Gold Rush many Irish immigrants headed out West to mine silver & gold. Many Americans said the immigrants' mining success was due to luck, not skill - hence the saying "Luck of the Irish." Murphy Kelly O'Sullivan Walsh O'Brien Byrne Ryan O'Connor O'Neill O'Reilly Common Irish Surnames % of Irish Americans by State 15%+ 12-14% 11%+ -11% Famous Americans Who Are a Wee Bit Irish Obama Walt Barack Patr Co Brlen Kid the Ford anica BIly Henry Murph Garlang Kell race Mel Gibeon SFK BillO Rellly Top Irish Genealogy Records Obituaries Passenger Lists Birth Records Marriage Records e U.S. Census Ireland Civil Registration Church Records Military Records Did you know? Civil registration in Ireland didn't begin until 1864, although some non-Catholic marriages were recorded as early as 1845. Fortunately for genealogists, Irish American newspapers routinely published the news of Irish births, marriages and deaths for more than half a century before Ireland started recording them. 0000000000000000 GENEALOGYBANK . #IrishHeritage COM facebook.com/GenealogyBank Got a Little Irish in You? Discover Your Irish American Ancestry @ genealogybank.com/gbnk/ethnic/irish_american twitter.com/GenealogyBank 8+ gplus.to/GenealogyBank Sources: biography.com census.gov edwardtodonnell.com energyofanation.org irishcentral.com mongabay.com udel.edu wikipedia.org pinterest.com/GenealogyBank Judy eddio

Irish American Heritage Facts

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Have you got a wee bit o' irish in you? Celebrate your Irish heritage with these fun family history facts about Irish Americans from GenealogyBank.com. Find out how many Irish Americans are currently ...

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