Dade Family History
Dade Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of McDade, ‘son of David’. German: from the Frisian personal name Dode, which Bahlow explains as a form derived from baby talk. English (Norfolk): from Old English d?d ‘deed’, ‘exploit’, probably applied as a nickname commemorating some exploit perpetrated by the bearer or for someone noted for his derring-do. Compare Deeds.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press