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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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Where is the Deeds family from?

You can see how Deeds families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deeds family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deeds families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Deeds families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Deeds's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deeds families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deeds surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deeds ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deeds. 24% of Deeds men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Deeds women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deeds were Salesman and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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