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Geddie Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: of uncertain origin. It may be a much altered form of McAdam. Compare Keddie. If this is correct, the initial G- represents a trace of Gaelic mac ‘son (of)’, while Eddie is variant of Addie, a pet form of Adam. It could alternatively be a nickname meaning ‘greedy’, from a diminutive of the Scottish dialect word gedd ‘pike’, also attested in metaphorical application to a person who was a voracious eater.

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


Similar surnames: Peddie, Goldie, Geddis, Addie, Reddix, Gaddis, Gaddie, Eddie, Keddie

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Where is the Geddie family from?

You can see how Geddie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geddie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Geddie families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 59 Geddie families living in North Carolina. This was about 36% of all the recorded Geddie's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Geddie families in 1880.
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What did your Geddie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Geddie. 34% of Geddie men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Geddie women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geddie were Owneroperator and Homework.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Owneroperator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Homework
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 769 immigration records available for the last name Geddie. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Geddie. For the veterans among your Geddie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geddie lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Geddie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Geddie in 1955 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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