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Edelman Name Meaning

Altered form of German Edelmann . This surname is also found in the Netherlands and Sweden. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German edel ‘noble splendid fine’ + Mann (Yiddish man) ‘man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Edelmann, Adelman, Eidelman, Elman, Engelman, Derman, Adelmann

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Where is the Edelman family from?

You can see how Edelman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edelman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edelman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Edelman families living in London. This was about 53% of all the recorded Edelman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Edelman families in 1891.
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What did your Edelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Edelman. 100% of Edelman men worked as a Cabinet Maker and 67% of Edelman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Cabinet Maker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Pensioner
  • Private Means
  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Edelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edelman 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Edelman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Edelman. For the veterans among your Edelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edelman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Edelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Edelman in 1944 was 31, and 82 in 2004.

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