Edgar Family History

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Edgar Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from the Old English personal name Eadgar, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + gar ‘spear’. The name is found in Middle English in various forms, e.g. Edgar, Adger, Agar.

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


Similar surnames: Edward, Lugar, Ledger, Edman, Dear, Egger, Zegar, Segar, Eger, Eagar

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Edgar Family Origin

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Edgar Family Occupations

What did your Edgar ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Edgar. 24% of Edgar men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Edgar women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edgar were Carpenter and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Income
    6%
  • Operator
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Edgar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 152,000 census records available for the last name Edgar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edgar 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Edgar. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Edgar. For the veterans among your Edgar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edgar Life Expectancy

What is the average Edgar lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Edgar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edgar in 1941 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Edgar 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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