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Eid Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ?eid ‘festivity’. The two principal religious festivals observed by Muslims are ?Eidul Fitr and ?Eidul A?d?ha. ?Eidul Fitr is observed after completion of fasting in Ramadan, ?Eidul A?d?ha is observed as a day of sacrifice commemorating the example of the Prophet Ibrahim, or after completion of the Hajj. Eid is sometimes used as part of the name of a child born on one of these two feast days. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse ei{dh} ‘isthmus’ (see Eide). Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Eidt.

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


Similar surnames: Eide, Eidt, Eld, Seid, Eis, Heid, Heit, Cid, Eib, Qi

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Where is the Eid family from?

You can see how Eid families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eid family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Eid families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Eid families living in Minnesota. This was about 47% of all the recorded Eid's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Eid families in 1880.
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What did your Eid ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eid. 31% of Eid men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Eid women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eid were Proprietor and New Worker.

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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
    31%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • New Worker
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eid. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Eid. For the veterans among your Eid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eid lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Eid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Eid in 1953 was 56, and 64 in 2004.

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