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Edes Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from Eade. Hungarian (Édes): nickname from édes ‘sweet’ ‘charming’.

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

Similar surnames: Eades, Edds, Ades, Eves, Ede, Edens, Eden, Ebbs, Epes, Oles

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Where is the Edes family from?

You can see how Edes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Edes families living in Maine. This was about 17% of all the recorded Edes's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Edes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Edes. 19% of Edes men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Edes women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edes were Manager 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Edes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edes 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 720 immigration records available for the last name Edes. 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 Edes. For the veterans among your Edes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Edes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Edes in 1942 was 66, and 83 in 2004.

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