Ide Name Meaning

English: variant of Ida. There is a place called Ide near Exeter in Devon; the etymology is obscure, perhaps from a pre-English river name; it does not seem to be connected with the surname. North German: variant of Ihde. Japanese: ‘sluice’, ‘spillway’; a topographic name for someone who lived near a dam. Variously written, it originated in Echizen and Kaga (now Fukui and Ishikawa prefectures) and is found mostly in eastern Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Ida, Iden, Ige, Ike, Ade, Ede, Hyde, Tye, Eide, Idle

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Ide Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ide. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Ide Family Origin

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Ide Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ide family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Ide occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 6% of Ide's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Fisherman and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ide.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Fisherman

  • Gardener

  • Agricultural Labourer


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Ide Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Ide. For the veterans among your Ide ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ide Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ide life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ide in 1950 was 63, and 83 in 2004.

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