Edwards Family History

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Edwards Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward.

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

Similar surnames: Edward, Edwardson, Elward, Edwardsen, Edds, Ewart, Eads, Edmonds

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Edwards Family Origin

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Edwards Family Occupations

What did your Edwards ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Edwards. 27% of Edwards men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Edwards women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edwards were Clerk and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Income

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

Edwards Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Edwards. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edwards 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 254,000 immigration records available for the last name Edwards. 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 359,000 military records available for the last name Edwards. For the veterans among your Edwards ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edwards Life Expectancy

What is the average Edwards lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Edwards life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Edwards in 1940 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Edwards 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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