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Shade Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary from Middle English shed(e) ‘boundary’ (Old English scēad). English: perhaps a nickname for a very thin man from Middle English shade shadwe ‘shadow’ (Old English sceadu). Americanized form of German and Dutch Schade .

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


Similar surnames: Shad, Slade, Schade, Sale, Shada, Dade, Hase, Shadle, Sade, Shane

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Where is the Shade family from?

You can see how Shade families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shade family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shade families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 50 Shade families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Shade's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shade families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shade surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shade ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shade. 20% of Shade men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Shade women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shade were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Shade. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shade census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shade. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Shade. For the veterans among your Shade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shade lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Shade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shade in 1942 was 40, and 67 in 2004.

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