Eder Family History

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Eder Name Meaning

South German (also common in the Czech lands): topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of bare, uncultivated land, from Middle High German (o)ed(e) ‘wasteland’. It may also be a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this element.

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

Similar surnames: Eber, Eden, Reder, Eger, Edel, Oder, Ader, Feder, Leder, Deger

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Eder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eder name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Eder Family Origin

Where is the Eder family from?

Eder Family Occupations

What did your Eder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eder. The most common Eder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Eder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Eder family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Maker


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

Eder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Eder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eder 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Eder. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Eder. For the veterans among your Eder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eder Life Expectancy

What is the average Eder lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Eder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Eder in 1941 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eder 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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