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

Thede Family History

Thede Name Meaning

North German: from a Low German pet form, Thiede, of the personal name Dietrich.

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


Similar surnames: Thode, Thiede, Trede, Theel, Thie, Tiede, Goede, Tade, Then, Thein

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 Thede family from?

You can see how Thede families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thede family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Thede families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 40 Thede families living in Wisconsin. This was about 27% of all the recorded Thede's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Thede families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thede surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thede ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Thede. 36% of Thede men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Thede women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thede were Laborer and Stenographer. .

View Census Data for Thede | 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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    10%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Thede family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Thede. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thede census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Thede

Passenger Lists

There are 873 immigration records available for the last name Thede. 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 Thede immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 569 military records available for the last name Thede. For the veterans among your Thede ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Thede military records

You've only scratched the surface of Thede family history

Discover More

What is the average Thede lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Thede life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Thede in 1963 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thede

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Thede family tree

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