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Ida Name Meaning

English and German: from Ida, which is found as both a male and female personal name in English but only as a female name in German. This is of continental Germanic origin and was popular among the Normans, who brought it to England. Its etymology is disputed: it is thought by some to be of the same origin as hild- ‘battle’, ‘strife’; by others to be of the same origin as Old High German idis ‘(wise) woman’, or from Old Norse idh ‘work’, ‘activity’. Japanese: ‘rice paddy by the well’; habitational name from Ida-mura in Musashi (now Tokyo and Saitama prefectures). Variously written and found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Ide, Oda, Isa, Iida, Ota, Vida, Imm, Ueda, Day, Toda

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You can see how Ida families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ida family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ida families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 39 Ida families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ida's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ida families in 1891.
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What did your Ida ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ida. 83% of Ida 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
    83%
  • Private Means
    18%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Ida. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ida 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ida. 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 Ida. For the veterans among your Ida ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ida lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Ida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ida in 1965 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

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