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Edds Family History

Edds Name Meaning

English: perhaps, as Reaney suggests, a patronymic from a personal name, a short form of Edwin or Edward, or for Eade 1.

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


Similar surnames: Edde, Eads, Eddy, Eden, Edes, Eidt, Ede, Fedde, Edel, Dodds

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Where is the Edds family from?

You can see how Edds families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edds family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edds families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Edds families living in Virginia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Edds's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Edds families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edds surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edds ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Edds. 29% of Edds men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Edds women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edds were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Edds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edds 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 321 immigration records available for the last name Edds. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Edds. For the veterans among your Edds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edds lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Edds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Edds in 1954 was 36, and 84 in 2004.

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