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Geddes Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: there is a place of this name in Nairn, but the name is more likely to be a patronymic from Geddie.

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


Similar surnames: Gerdes, Geddis, Fiddes, Geddie, Gedney, Redder, Gaddis, Gerde, Edds

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Geddes Family Origin

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Geddes Family Occupations

What did your Geddes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geddes. A less common occupation for the Geddes family was Labourer. The most common Geddes occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Geddes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Going To School

    6%
  • Farmer Son

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

Geddes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Geddes Life Expectancy

What is the average Geddes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Geddes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Geddes in 1950 was 68, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geddes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geddes 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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