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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Geddes

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Alt. Meaning

G is for golden, memories you share.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

D is for dandy, a description of you!

E is for elate, you make others happy.

S is for serene, your calm time.

Notable Persons Named Geddes

He passed away in 1989.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Geddes

Barbara Bel Geddes was an actress. Her career lasted from 1947 to 1990. Barbara was born on October 31st, 1922 in New York City, New York, U.S. She breathed her last breath on August 8th, 2005.


Patrick Geddes was a scientist. Patrick was born on October 2nd, 1854 in Ballater. He breathed his last breath on April 17th, 1932.


Norman Melancton Bel Geddes was an industrial designer, theatre, industrial design, and theatrical designer. Norman was born on April 27th, 1893. He passed away on May 8th, 1958.


Anne Geddes is a photographer, artist, businesswoman, and businessperson. She holds the title MNZM and New Zealand Order of Merit. She was most active from 1981 to present. Anne was born on September 13th, 1956 in Queensland, Australia.


Jane Geddes is a golf player.


Sir Eric Campbell Geddes was an office holder. Eric was born on September 26th, 1875 in Presidencies and provinces of British India. He left this life on June 22nd, 1937.


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Popularity of Geddes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Geddes U.S.
  White 86.33% 64.26%
  African American 6.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Geddes

People with the last name Geddes are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Geddes

  • How Popular is the name Geddes? Geddes is the 87,153rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Geddes was the 8,882nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Geddes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Geddes in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Geddes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Geddes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Geddes is Monday, November 8th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Geddes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Geddes was in 1917 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Geddes: Your name in reverse order is Seddeg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Geddes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Geddes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,687 people with the last name Geddes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Geddes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Geddes as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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