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Edwards Family History

Edwards Name Meaning
English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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3,592,356 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
344,185 Military Records
227,924 Immigration Records
2,481,277 Census and Voter Lists
5,789,693 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Edwards Families

  • Number of Edwards families
     1,335 - 2,668
     446 - 1,334
     1 - 445
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Edwards families
     5,134 - 10,266
     1,712 - 5,133
     1 - 1,711
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Edwards families
     227 - 451
     76 - 226
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Edwards census records

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Edwards Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Edwards families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Edwards Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Edwards

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Edwards Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Edwards census records

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Edwards Civil War Service Records

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