Eden Family History
Eden Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Edun, Old English Eadhun, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘wealth’ + hun ‘bear-cub’. English: habitational name from Castle Eden or Eden Burn in County Durham, both of which derive from a British river name perhaps meaning ‘water’, recorded by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century ad in the form Ituna. German: habitational name any of several places, mainly in Bavaria and Austria, so named from Middle High German œde ‘wasteland’ + the dative suffix -n. Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Ede.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press