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2,405 study surnames with us
and a further 6,120 variant names.

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About the study

The Edmed One-Name Study was started as a result of collecting all the Edmed information we came across from when we began researching our own Edmed line in 1992.

In 1998 it was decided that by registering the name Edmed as a study, the research would not be wasted and could benefit other Edmeds. There would be central point of contact for people researching Edmed for generations to come.

The database is now over 2000 entries, although the same Edmed may appear two or three times from different records.

Name origin

Edmed is believed to be a Saxon name derived from the baptismal name Eadmede meaning humble, from the olde english 'eade' meaning self-effacing and 'mede' meaning of mind.

Historical occurrences of the name

1330 Gervase Edmede mentioned in the Pipe Rolls of Kent

1334 Roger Edemede of Kent 1459

John Edmed of Yalding 1485

Will of John Edmed of Warwickshire (at the time of the Wars of the Roses)

1577 Will of William Edmete of Sussex

1577 Will of Robert Edmets of Sussex

John Edmed- 1st Headmaster Reedham School, Croydon in 1870

George Edmed de Mille - born 1898 Author in USA in 1950's

Gwendoline Nora Edmed- Headmistress early 1900's

Frank Edmed OBE - born 1876 Chemist for MOD early 1900's and awarded the OBE

1920 George Edmed- Mayor of Hastings and subsequent court case

Name frequency

Number of Edmeds on UK census, approximate figures

On 1901 census - 122

On 1891 census - 136

On 1881 census - 128

On 1871 census - 99

Distribution of the name

Predominantly found in Kent where it is believed to have originated, but there now Edmeds in all of the continents.


The aim is to collect all Edmed GRO register entries, but to date we have 1837 to 1890

All Edmeds in 1871 Census

All Edmeds in 1881 Census

All Edmeds in 1891 Census

All Edmeds in 1901 Census

All Edmeds in 1911 Census

Any incidental Edmeds found as a result of internet trawling Edmed entries from many parish registers around Maidstone, Kent.