Eden Family History
Eden Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Edun Old English Ēadhūn composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity wealth’ + hūn ‘bear-cub’. English: habitational name from Castle Eden or Eden Burn in County Durham both of which derive from a British river name meaning ‘water’ recorded by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century in the form Ituna. East Frisian North German and Dutch (Groningen): genitivized patronymic from the personal name Ede or Edo. German: habitational name from any of several places mainly in Bavaria and Austria so named from Middle High German œde ‘wasteland’ + the dative suffix -n. Dutch: variant without the preposition van ‘from’ of Van Eden .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022