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Geddes Family History

Geddes Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: there is a place of this name in Nairn, but the name is more likely to be a patronymic from Geddie.

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

334,309 Historical Documents with Geddes on Ancestry.com
73,642 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,446 Military Records
15,094 Immigration Records
75,002 Census and Voter Lists
162,125 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Geddes Families

  • Number of Geddes families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Geddes families
     101 - 199
     34 - 100
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Geddes families
     304 - 606
     102 - 303
     1 - 101
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Geddes Family Origin

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Geddes Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Geddes

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Geddes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Geddes Civil War Service Records

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