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Edelson Family History

Edelson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from Edel 2.

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


Similar surnames: Adelson, Kelson, Edelman, Belson, Abelson, Mendelson, Engelson, Elson

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Where is the Edelson family from?

You can see how Edelson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edelson family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Edelson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Edelson families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Edelson's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Edelson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edelson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Edelson. 23% of Edelson men worked as a Salesman and 17% of Edelson women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edelson were Manager and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Edelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edelson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Edelson. 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 945 military records available for the last name Edelson. For the veterans among your Edelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edelson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Edelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Edelson in 1940 was 33, and 71 in 2004.

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