Edson Family History

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Edson Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from Eade.

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


Similar surnames: Edison, Esson, Eidson, Eason, Elson, Belson, Merson, Letson, Dyson

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Edson Family Origin

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Edson Family Occupations

What did your Edson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Edson family was Farmer. The most common Edson occupation in Canada was Druggist. 20% of Edson's were Druggists. Druggist, Artist and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edson.

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  • Druggist

    20%
  • Artist

    10%
  • Cultivateur

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%

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

Edson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Edson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Edson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Edson. For the veterans among your Edson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edson Life Expectancy

What is the average Edson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Edson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edson in 1946 was 68, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Edson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Edson 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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