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Edney Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name (of which the Latin form was Idonea, feminine Idonia) of unknown origin.

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

Similar surnames: Adney, Gedney, Adey, Eavey, Dey, Berney, Viney, Ney, Janey, Tenney

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Where is the Edney family from?

You can see how Edney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edney families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 28 Edney families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Edney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Edney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Edney. 78% of Edney men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Edney women worked as a 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Edney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Edney. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Edney. For the veterans among your Edney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edney lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Edney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Edney in 1955 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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