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Schrad Name Meaning

North German: variant of Schrade.

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


Similar surnames: Schrade, Schrand, Schram, Schray, Schrag, Schad, Schaad, Schrandt

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Where is the Schrad family from?

You can see how Schrad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schrad family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schrad families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Schrad families living in Iowa. This was about 46% of all the recorded Schrad's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Schrad families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schrad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schrad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schrad. 58% of Schrad men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Schrad women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schrad were Trucker and Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Farm Laborer
    24%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Trucker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schrad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schrad 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 126 immigration records available for the last name Schrad. 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 129 military records available for the last name Schrad. For the veterans among your Schrad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schrad lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schrad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Schrad in 1958 was 71, and 95 in 2004.

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