Ida Name Meaning

English and German: from Ida, which is found as both a male and female personal name in English but only as a female name in German. This is of continental Germanic origin and was popular among the Normans, who brought it to England. Its etymology is disputed: it is thought by some to be of the same origin as hild- ‘battle’, ‘strife’; by others to be of the same origin as Old High German idis ‘(wise) woman’, or from Old Norse idh ‘work’, ‘activity’. Japanese: ‘rice paddy by the well’; habitational name from Ida-mura in Musashi (now Tokyo and Saitama prefectures). Variously written and found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Ide, Oda, Isa, Iida, Ota, Vida, Imm, Ueda, Day, Toda

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Ida Family Origin

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Ida Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Agt. Shirt. Co.

    17%
  • Keeping Furniture Factory

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ida family was Laborer. The most common Ida occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Ida's were Farmers. Farmer, Agt. Shirt. Co. and Keeping Furniture Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ida.

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Between 1965 and 2004, Ida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ida in 1965 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ida

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