Gadd Name Meaning

English: from northern Middle English gad ‘goad’, ‘spike’, ‘sting’ (Old Norse gaddr), hence a metonymic occupational name for a cattle driver or, more likely, a nickname for a persistent and irritating person. The Old Norse word is attested as a byname (see Gadsby).

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


Similar surnames: Gard, Ladd, Gad, Sadd, Kidd, Game, Gade, Gage, Codd, Gaff

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Gadd Family Origin

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Gadd Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gadd. A less common occupation for the Gadd family was Keeping House. The most common Gadd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gadd's were Farmers.

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Gadd Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Gadd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gadd in 1948 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gadd

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