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Eddy Family History

Eddy Name Meaning

English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Edwy, Old English Eadwig, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Eden, Oddy, Addy, Day, Edds, End, Ruddy, Caddy, Hendy, Leddy

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Where is the Eddy family from?

You can see how Eddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eddy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 266 Eddy families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Eddy's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Eddy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eddy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eddy. 14% of Eddy men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Eddy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eddy were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 156,000 census records available for the last name Eddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eddy 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Eddy. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Eddy. For the veterans among your Eddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eddy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Eddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Eddy in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

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