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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


Similar surnames: Shaw, Shade, Saad, Chad, Sham, Shan, Shada, Shah, Samad, Hoad

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Shad Family Origin

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Shad Family Occupations

What did your Shad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shad. 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.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Shad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shad 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shad. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shad. For the veterans among your Shad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shad Life Expectancy

What is the average Shad lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shad 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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