History of your Surname
Get access to Saad family records.Start a free trial

Saad Family History

Saad Name Meaning

Arabic and Jewish (from Syria): from a personal name based on Arabic saʿd ‘good fortune good luck success’ ultimately derived from the same root (s-ʿ-d ‘happy fortunate’) as the names Massad Masud and Said Among Arabs Saʿd is often used to form names in combination with other words for example Saʿd Allāh or Saʿdullāh ‘joy of Allah’ an epithet of the prophet Muhammad. Arabic bearers of the surname Saad are both Muslims and Christians.

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


Similar surnames: Samad, Saar, Sand, Raad, Shad, Sarah, Saab, Sani, Hand, Said

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Saad family from?

You can see how Saad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saad family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Saad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Saad families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Saad's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Saad families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Saad. 20% of Saad men worked as a Proprietor and 24% of Saad women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saad were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

View Census Data for Saad | Data not to scale

*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

  • Proprietor
    20%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Saad family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Saad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Saad

Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Saad. 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.

View all Saad immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Saad. For the veterans among your Saad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Saad military records

You've only scratched the surface of Saad family history

Discover More

What is the average Saad lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Saad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Saad in 1950 was 35, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Saad

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Saad family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial