Edelman Family History

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Edelman Name Meaning

Respelling of German Edelmann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from edel ‘noble’, ‘splendid’, ‘fine’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Edelmann, Adelman, Eidelman, Elman, Engelman, Derman, Adelmann

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Edelman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Edelman name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Edelman Family Origin

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Edelman Family Occupations

What did your Edelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Edelman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Edelman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edelman. A less common occupation for the Edelman family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason

  • Keeping House


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

Edelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Edelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edelman 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Edelman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Edelman. For the veterans among your Edelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Edelman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Edelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Edelman in 1944 was 31, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Edelman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Edelman 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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