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Eddy Surname Meaning

Cornish: from the personal name Edy (pronounced ‘eedy’) a variant of Udy from the Middle English personal name Ude Udy Latinized as Udo and Odo. It may represent Old French Eude (ancient Germanic Eudo of uncertain etymology) whose usual Latin form is Eudo. This agrees with later evidence that the original pronunciation of the initial vowel of Udy was /y:/ (as in French tu) though in the 16th century it was sometimes unrounded to /i:/ spelled -e(e)-. It was later altered to Eddy. English: variant of Eady . English: perhaps from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Edwy (Old English Ēadwīg from ēad ‘prosperity fortune’ + wīg ‘war’) which has not survived in that form as a surname. Americanized form of Norwegian Eide .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Eden, Oddy, Addy, Day, Edds, End, Ruddy, Caddy, Hendy, Leddy

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Where is the Eddy family from?

You can see how Eddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eddy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 962 Eddy families living in Cornwall. This was about 51% of all the recorded Eddy's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Eddy families in 1891.
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What did your Eddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Eddy. 12% of Eddy men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 70% of Eddy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eddy were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Gardener
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Eddy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Eddy. For the veterans among your Eddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eddy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Eddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Eddy in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

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