Eddy Family History

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Eddy Name Meaning

English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Edwy, Old English Eadwig, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + wig ‘war’.

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

Similar surnames: Eden, Oddy, Addy, Day, Edds, End, Ruddy, Caddy, Hendy, Leddy

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Eddy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eddy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eddy. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Eddy Family Origin

Where is the Eddy family from?

Eddy Family Occupations

What did your Eddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Eddy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Eddy's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eddy. A less common occupation for the Eddy family was Lab.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Lab


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

Eddy Historical Records

What Eddy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 156,000 census records available for the last name Eddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eddy 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Eddy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Eddy. For the veterans among your Eddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eddy Life Expectancy

What is the average Eddy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Eddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Eddy in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eddy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eddy 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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