Shad Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic shad ‘happy’. English: metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, from Old English sceadd ‘shad’, a kind of fish. Reaney and Wilson note that during the Old English period there was a ‘shad season’, so it must have been of some economic importance. Americanized spelling of German Schade.

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

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Shad Family Origin

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Shad Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, the most common Shad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Shad's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shad family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shad.

Source: Census data for Shad | Data not to scale

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Shad Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Shad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shad in 1954 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shad

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