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Lad Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat): Hindu (Vania) name, which is said to be from Sanskrit la?ta, denoting an area of southern Gujarat. Indian (Maharashtra): Hindu (Brahman, Maratha) name, possibly of the same origin as the Gujarati name. The Marathas have a clan called Lad.

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

Similar surnames: Lal, Lai, Lau, Land, Lax, Flad, Lada, Lu, Mand, Lio

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Where is the Lad family from?

You can see how Lad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lad families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Lad families living in Indiana. This was about 23% of all the recorded Lad's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Lad families in 1840.
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What did your Lad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Lad. 56% of Lad men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Farm Hand
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lad 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 490 immigration records available for the last name Lad. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Lad. For the veterans among your Lad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lad lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Lad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Lad in 1966 was 77, and 60 in 2004.

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