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Gaida Name Meaning

Lithuanian: nickname from gaidys ‘rooster’. Latvian: from a personal name, Gaida, based on the verb gaidit ‘to wait’. Polish and Lithuanian: variant spelling of Gajda. Respelling of French Gaide, from Gaido, a personal name of Germanic origin, possibly related to gar, ger ‘lance’, ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Gajda, Gayda, Gazda, Vida, Gaia, Guida, Rada, Gard, Ida, Gaeta

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Where is the Gaida family from?

You can see how Gaida families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaida family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gaida families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Gaida families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Gaida's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Gaida families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaida surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaida ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaida. 30% of Gaida men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Gaida women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaida were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    25%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gaida. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaida census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 772 immigration records available for the last name Gaida. 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 770 military records available for the last name Gaida. For the veterans among your Gaida ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaida lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gaida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gaida in 1954 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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