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Edewards Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Edwards, Edward, Seward, Dewart, Dewar, Edwardson, Dewald, Edwardsen

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Where is the Edewards family from?

You can see how Edewards families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edewards family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Edewards families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there was 1 Edewards family living in Aberdeenshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Edewards's in Scotland. Aberdeenshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Edewards families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edewards surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edewards ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 48 census records available for the last name Edewards. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edewards 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 5 immigration records available for the last name Edewards. 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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Draft Cards

There are 10 military records available for the last name Edewards. For the veterans among your Edewards ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edewards lifespan?

Between 1976 and 2000, in the United States, Edewards life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Edewards in 1976 was 73, and 84 in 2000.

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