Eden Family History

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Eden Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Edun, Old English Eadhun, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘wealth’ + hun ‘bear-cub’. English: habitational name from Castle Eden or Eden Burn in County Durham, both of which derive from a British river name perhaps meaning ‘water’, recorded by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century ad in the form Ituna. German: habitational name any of several places, mainly in Bavaria and Austria, so named from Middle High German œde ‘wasteland’ + the dative suffix -n. Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Ede.

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

Similar surnames: Edel, Iden, Eder, Oden, Aden, Elden, Osen, Eiben, Ellen, Eben

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Eden Family Origin

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Eden Family Occupations

What did your Eden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Eden. 9% of Eden men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Eden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eden were Old Age Pensioner and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired
  • Old Age Pensioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Eden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Eden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Eden. 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 Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Eden. For the veterans among your Eden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eden Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Eden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Eden in 1944 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

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