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Slade Name Meaning

English (Somerset): from Middle English slade ‘valley low-lying marshy ground’ (Old English slæd). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or by a valley or marsh or habitational for someone from any of several minor places so named: the placename Slade is especially common in Devon where eighteen examples are known.

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


Similar surnames: Slape, Lade, Glade, Slack, Lake, Shade, Sale, Clare, Stade, Snape

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Where is the Slade family from?

You can see how Slade families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Slade family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Slade families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 53 Slade families living in Massachusetts. This was about 21% of all the recorded Slade's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Slade families in 1840.
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What did your Slade ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Slade. 17% of Slade men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Slade women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Slade were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Slade. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Slade. For the veterans among your Slade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Slade lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Slade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Slade in 1942 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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