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Wade Family History

Wade Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Wade, Old English Wada, from wadan ‘to go’. (Wada was the name of a legendary sea-giant.English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Old English (ge)wæd (of cognate origin to 1), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Wade in Suffolk.Dutch and North German: occupational name or nickname from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German wade ‘garment’, ‘large net’.

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

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Name Distribution of Wade Families

  • Number of Wade families
     437 - 872
     146 - 436
     1 - 145
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wade families
     1,501 - 3,000
     501 - 1,500
     1 - 500
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wade families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wade Family Origin

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Wade Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wade

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Wade Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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