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Edman Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): from the Middle English personal name Ed(e)man occasionally Ad(e)man (Old English Ēadmann from ēad ‘prosperity’ + mann ‘man’). Alternatively a variant of Edmond . In Middle English Edmund (also occasionally found as Admund) was probably sometimes confused with Edman and Adman and the resulting surnames were almost certainly interchangeable in post-medieval times. Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements ed ‘isthmus’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Elman, Eyman, Ekman, Hedman, Ledman, Wyman, Kelman, Byman, Wedman

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Where is the Edman family from?

You can see how Edman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 22 Edman families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Edman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Edman families in 1891.
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What did your Edman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Edman. 100% of Edman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Edman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Edman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Edman. For the veterans among your Edman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Edman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edman in 1955 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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