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Coad Name Meaning

English (Devon): from Middle English code ‘cobbler’s wax’, probably applied as an occupational nickname for a cobbler’s assistant. Alternatively, it may be a topographic name from Old Cornish cuit ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Codd, Hoad, Moad, Coard, Corn, Chad, Cord, Noah, Cap, Hoar

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Where is the Coad family from?

You can see how Coad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coad families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Coad families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Coad's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Coad families in 1840.
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What did your Coad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Practical Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Coad. 33% of Coad men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Coad women worked as a Practical Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coad were Machinist and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Practical Nurse
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Coad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coad 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Coad. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Coad. For the veterans among your Coad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coad lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Coad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Coad in 1957 was 50, and 61 in 2004.

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