Grady Family History

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Grady Name Meaning

(Munster and Connacht) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gráda ‘descendant of Gráda’, a byname meaning ‘noble’ (see O’Grady). reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Bhrádaigh (see McGrady).

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

Similar surnames: Brady, Grody, Graddy, Crady, Grado, Gray, Rady, Frady, Gary, Gratz

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Grady Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grady name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Grady Family Origin

Where is the Grady family from?

Grady Family Occupations

What did your Grady ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grady occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Grady's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grady family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grady.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grady ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grady Historical Records

What Grady family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 180,000 census records available for the last name Grady. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grady census 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Grady. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Grady. For the veterans among your Grady ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grady Life Expectancy

What is the average Grady lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Grady life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Grady in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grady 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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