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Edman Family History

Edman Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Eadmann (unattested), meaning ‘prosperity man’. Compare Edmond. Scandinavian: Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements ed ‘isthmus’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Elman, Eyman, Ekman, Hedman, Ledman, Wyman, Kelman, Byman, Wedman

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Where is the Edman family from?

You can see how Edman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 23 Edman families living in Quebec. This was about 27% of all the recorded Edman's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Edman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Edman. 22% of Edman men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Edman women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edman were Salesman and Stenographer.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Edman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Edman. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Edman. For the veterans among your Edman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Edman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edman in 1955 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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