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Edge Name Meaning

English: topographic name, especially in Lancashire and the West Midlands, for someone who lived on or by a hillside or ridge, from Old English ecg ‘edge’. Compare Eck.

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

Similar surnames: Hedge, Egge, Ege, Wedge, Enge, Eure, Lodge, Berge, Page, Gage

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Where is the Edge family from?

You can see how Edge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edge families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Edge families living in Georgia. This was about 21% of all the recorded Edge's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Edge families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Edge. 23% of Edge men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Edge women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edge were Farm Laborer 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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Edge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edge 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Edge. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Edge. For the veterans among your Edge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edge lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Edge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Edge in 1944 was 19, and 74 in 2004.

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