Edinburgh Family History

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Edinburgh Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Dryburgh, Limburg, Oldenburg, Winburn, Weinberg, Winberg, Ginsburg

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Edinburgh Family Origin

Where is the Edinburgh family from?

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Edinburgh Family Occupations

What did your Edinburgh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Edinburgh family was Charwoman. Teamer, Boot Maker and Bootmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edinburgh. The most common Edinburgh occupation in the UK was Teamer. 43% of Edinburgh's were Teamers.

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  • Teamer

    43%
  • Boot Maker

    14%
  • Bootmaker

    14%
  • Charwoman

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Edinburgh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Edinburgh Historical Records

What Edinburgh family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Edinburgh ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Life Expectancy

What is the average Edinburgh lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, Edinburgh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Edinburgh in 1951 was 64, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Edinburgh ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Edinburgh Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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