Gadd Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gadd name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gadd. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    22%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

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Gadd Family Origin

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Gadd Family Occupations

What did your Gadd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gadd.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Gadd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Gadd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaddcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gadd. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Gadd. For the veterans among your Gadd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gadd Life Expectancy

What is the average Gadd lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gadd ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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