Ida Name Meaning

English and German: from Ida, which is found as both a male and female personal name in English but only as a female name in German. This is of continental Germanic origin and was popular among the Normans, who brought it to England. Its etymology is disputed: it is thought by some to be of the same origin as hild- ‘battle’, ‘strife’; by others to be of the same origin as Old High German idis ‘(wise) woman’, or from Old Norse idh ‘work’, ‘activity’. Japanese: ‘rice paddy by the well’; habitational name from Ida-mura in Musashi (now Tokyo and Saitama prefectures). Variously written and found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Ide, Oda, Isa, Iida, Ota, Vida, Imm, Ueda, Day, Toda

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Ida Family Origin

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Ida Family Occupations

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In 1939, Building hasting Engi and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ida. 13% of Ida men worked as a Building hasting Engi and 49% of Ida women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ida were General Labourer and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Building hasting Engi
  • Caulker Iron steel (h W)
  • Cotton Maker Factory
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
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  • Dressmaker

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

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Ida Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Ida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ida in 1965 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

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