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Edwardson Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from Edward; also an Americanized form of Scandinavian cognates (Danish and Norwegian Edvardsen, Swedish Edvardsson).

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


Similar surnames: Edwardsen, Larson, Edwards, Leonardson, Erlandson, Madson, Charlson

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Where is the Edwardson family from?

You can see how Edwardson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edwardson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edwardson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 298 Edwardson families living in Lancashire. This was about 76% of all the recorded Edwardson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Edwardson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edwardson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edwardson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Limestone Kiln Hand and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Edwardson. 17% of Edwardson men worked as a Limestone Kiln Hand and 81% of Edwardson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edwardson were Steel Wire Drawer Heavy Worker and Cotton Weaver. .

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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

  • Limestone Kiln Hand
    17%
  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Grocers Assistant
    17%
  • Steel Wire Drawer Heavy Worker
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Cotton Weaver
    2%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Edwardson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edwardson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Edwardson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Edwardson. For the veterans among your Edwardson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edwardson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Edwardson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Edwardson in 1957 was 100, and 81 in 2004.

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