Gad Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gadd. Danish: from a medieval nickname Gad meaning ‘sting’, ‘point’, or from the Biblical male personal name Gad. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic jad ‘serious’, ‘earnest’.

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


Similar surnames: Gay, Rad, Gard, Gadd, Gal, Gade, Bar, Glad, Grad, Gaj

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Gad Family Origin

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Gad Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Clothier

    11%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%

In 1880, Farmer, Clothier and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gad. The most common Gad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Gad's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gad family was Farm Laborer.

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Gad Historical Records

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Gad Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Gad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gad in 1964 was 92, and 91 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gad

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