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Edinger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Edingen including one northwest of Heidelberg or Edikon in Switzerland. Compare Eddinger .

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


Similar surnames: Medinger, Hedinger, Ebinger, Bedinger, Eminger, Ehinger, Reidinger

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Where is the Edinger family from?

You can see how Edinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Edinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 52% of all the recorded Edinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Edinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Edinger. 20% of Edinger men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Edinger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edinger were Clerk 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
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Edinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edinger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Edinger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Edinger. For the veterans among your Edinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edinger lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Edinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Edinger in 1948 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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