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Ige Surname Meaning

Japanese (pronounced as two syllables): variously written possible meanings are 井下 ‘(one who lives) below the well’ or 位下 ‘lowest rank’. The name could also be a mispronunciation of 池 Ike ‘lake’. It is not common in Japan. English: probably a habitational name from Eyke in Suffolk. The placename is pronounced /aik/ and derives from Old Norse eik ‘oak tree’. West African (Nigeria): from the Yoruba personal name Ìgè with no known Yoruba etymology a circumstance name traditionally given to any baby born feet first.

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


Similar surnames: Ide, Ike, Age, Igel, Ibe, Inge, Ge, Igo, Ege, Tye

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Where is the Ige family from?

You can see how Ige families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ige family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ige families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 14 Ige families living in Derbyshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Ige's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire had the highest population of Ige families in 1891.
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What did your Ige ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ige. 29% of Ige men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ige women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ige were Helper and House Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Helper
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Farm Helper
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • House Maid
    14%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 284 military records available for the last name Ige. For the veterans among your Ige ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ige lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ige life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ige in 1953 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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