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Origins of the Edgar surname

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About the Edgars

We have a total number of 54440 records for people with the last name Edgar.

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Where do most Edgars live?

In 1921, most Edgars lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Edgars

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 41,300 records for the Edgar surname. The oldest one dates back to 1499.

Who were Edgars most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Edgars.

What are the most common Edgar first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Edgar family members

Common jobs for Edgars

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Edgars in 1921
Dressmaker

231

Domestic Servant

135

Housekeeper

114

General Servant Domestic

99

House Keeper

88

Common Male occupations for Edgars in 1921
Coal Miner

224

Tailor

176

Farmer

162

Joiner

154

General Labourer

124

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