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Grade Family History

Grade Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Grad.

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

Similar surnames: Grad, Gradel, Grawe, Grafe, Graff, Grave, Grape, Grande, Raue, Gade

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Where is the Grade family from?

You can see how Grade families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grade family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grade families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Grade family living in Mississippi. This was 100% of all the recorded Grade's in the USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Grade families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grade surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grade ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grade. 34% of Grade men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Grade women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grade were Machinist and Saleslady.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grade. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grade 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grade. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Grade. For the veterans among your Grade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grade lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Grade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Grade in 1959 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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