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Eide Name Meaning

North German: variant of Ede. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads, especially in western Norway, so named, from Old Norse ei{dh}i, dative case of ei{dh} ‘isthmus’.

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


Similar surnames: Eidem, Eid, Eike, Heide, Velde, Emde, Ide, Ede, Eade, Eiken

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Where is the Eide family from?

You can see how Eide families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eide family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Eide families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 31 Eide families living in Iowa. This was about 30% of all the recorded Eide's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Eide families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eide surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eide ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eide. 26% of Eide men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Eide women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eide were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Eide. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eide 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Eide. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Eide. For the veterans among your Eide ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eide lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Eide life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Eide in 1951 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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