Deeds Family History

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Deeds Name Meaning

English: from Old English d?d ‘deed’, ‘exploit’; probably a nickname commemorating some exploit perpetrated by the bearer or for someone noted for his derring-do.

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

Similar surnames: Leeds, Weed, Leed, Seed, Dede, Deeks, Dyes, Reeds, Deer, Deems

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Deeds Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Deeds name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Deeds. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Deeds Family Origin

Where is the Deeds family from?

Deeds Family Occupations

What did your Deeds ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Deeds occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Deeds's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deeds. A less common occupation for the Deeds family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Deeds ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Deeds Historical Records

What Deeds family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Deeds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deeds census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 904 immigration records available for the last name Deeds. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Deeds. For the veterans among your Deeds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deeds Life Expectancy

What is the average Deeds lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Deeds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Deeds in 1955 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deeds ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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