Gad Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gadd. Danish: from a medieval nickname Gad meaning ‘sting’, ‘point’, or from the Biblical male personal name Gad. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic jad ‘serious’, ‘earnest’.

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

Similar surnames: Gay, Rad, Gard, Gadd, Gal, Gade, Bar, Glad, Grad, Gaj

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Gad Family Origin

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Gad Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Gad occupation in the UK was Gardener. 10% of Gad's were Gardeners. A less common occupation for the Gad family was House Carpenter. Gardener, Grocer and Hairdresser Emp 1 Asst 1 App were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gad.

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  • Gardener

  • Grocer

  • Hairdresser Emp 1 Asst 1 App

  • House Carpenter


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Gad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gad 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Gad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Gad. For the veterans among your Gad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gad Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gad in 1964 was 92, and 91 in 2004.

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