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Edgar Family History

Edgar Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Edgar Adger (Old English Ēadgār from Old English ēad ‘prosperity’ + gār ‘spear’).

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

Similar surnames: Edward, Lugar, Ledger, Edman, Dear, Egger, Zegar, Segar, Eger, Eagar

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Where is the Edgar family from?

You can see how Edgar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edgar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edgar families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 532 Edgar families living in Lancashire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Edgar's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Edgar families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edgar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edgar ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Edgar. 11% of Edgar men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Edgar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edgar were Incapacitated and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Household Duties
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What Edgar family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 152,000 census records available for the last name Edgar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edgar 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Edgar. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Edgar. For the veterans among your Edgar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edgar lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Edgar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edgar in 1941 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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