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Dade Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of McDade ‘son of David’. English: from Middle English dade ded(e) dide ‘deed exploit’ probably applied as a nickname commemorating some exploit perpetrated by the bearer or for someone noted for his derring-do. Compare Deeds . North German: from the personal name Dode based on the element dod which was formed by reduplication (it may be derived from baby talk) and does not have a particular meaning.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tade, Bade, Wade, Dane, Dale, Gade, Cade, Dede, Eade, Lade

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Where is the Dade family from?

You can see how Dade families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dade family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dade families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Dade families living in Massachusetts. This was about 19% of all the recorded Dade's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Dade families in 1840.
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What did your Dade ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dade. 30% of Dade men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Dade women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dade were Salesman and Laundress. .

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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
  • Porter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dade. 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 Dade. For the veterans among your Dade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dade lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dade in 1955 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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