Wead Family History

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Wead Name Meaning

Irish: probably an Irish spelling of English Weed, a nickname for an irascible man, from Middle English wede ‘rage’, ‘fury’.

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


Similar surnames: Weed, Nead, Head, Read, Weld, Wear, Mead, Dean, Bean, Wald

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Wead Family Origin

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Wead Family Occupations

What did your Wead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wead. A less common occupation for the Wead family was Bookkeeper. The most common Wead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Wead's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

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

Wead Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wead Life Expectancy

What is the average Wead lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wead in 1960 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wead 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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