Wade Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wade, Old English Wada, from wadan ‘to go’. (Wada was the name of a legendary sea-giant.) English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Old English (ge)wæd (of cognate origin to 1), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Wade in Suffolk. Dutch and North German: occupational name or nickname from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German wade ‘garment’, ‘large net’.

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


Similar surnames: Cade, Ware, Bade, Lade, Gade, Wale, Kade, Eade, Tade, Wage

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Wade Family Origin

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Wade Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Wade occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Wade's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wade family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wade.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Wade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wade in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wade

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