Edman Family History

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Edman Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Eadmann (unattested), meaning ‘prosperity man’. Compare Edmond. Scandinavian: Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements ed ‘isthmus’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Elman, Eyman, Ekman, Hedman, Ledman, Wyman, Kelman, Byman, Wedman

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Edman Family Origin

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Edman Family Occupations

What did your Edman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Edman family was Gen Laborer. The most common Edman occupation in the UK was Bootmaker Out Of Business. 8% of Edman's were Bootmaker Out Of Businesss. Bootmaker Out Of Business, Coachman Domestic Serv and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edman.

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  • Bootmaker Out Of Business

  • Coachman Domestic Serv

  • Coal Miner

  • Gen Laborer


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

Edman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Edman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Edman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Edman. For the veterans among your Edman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edman Life Expectancy

What is the average Edman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Edman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edman in 1955 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Edman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Edman 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.

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