Edgar Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from the Old English personal name Eadgar, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + gar ‘spear’. The name is found in Middle English in various forms, e.g. Edgar, Adger, Agar.

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


Similar surnames: Edward, Lugar, Ledger, Edman, Dear, Egger, Zegar, Segar, Eger, Eagar

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Edgar Family Origin

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Edgar Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edgar. The most common Edgar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Edgar's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Edgar family was Carpenter.

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Edgar Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Edgar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edgar in 1941 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Edgar

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