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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


Similar surnames: Edel, Iden, Eder, Oden, Aden, Elden, Osen, Eiben, Ellen, Eben

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Where is the Eden family from?

You can see how Eden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eden families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Eden families living in Maryland. This was about 23% of all the recorded Eden's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Eden families in 1840.
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What did your Eden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eden. 23% of Eden men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Eden women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eden were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Eden. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Eden. For the veterans among your Eden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Eden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Eden in 1944 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

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