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Geddes Family History

Geddes Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: there is a place of this name in Nairn, but the name is more likely to be a patronymic from Geddie.

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

349,530 Historical Documents with Geddes on Ancestry
76,687 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,472 Military Records
15,350 Immigration Records
75,233 Census and Voter Lists
172,788 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Geddes Families

  • Number of Geddes families
     101 - 199
     34 - 100
     1 - 33
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Geddes families
     304 - 606
     102 - 303
     1 - 101
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Geddes Family Origin

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Geddes Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Geddes Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Geddes census records

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Military Service by Geddes

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