Ladd Family History

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Ladd Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a servant, Middle English ladde. The word first appeared in the 13th century, with the meaning ‘servant’ or ‘man of humble birth’, the modern meaning of ‘young man’, ‘boy’ being a later shift.

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

Similar surnames: Gadd, Sadd, Lady, Land, Lade, Lada, Lind, Lard, Sand, Lader

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Ladd Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ladd name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ladd. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Ladd Family Origin

Where is the Ladd family from?

Ladd Family Occupations

What did your Ladd ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ladd occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Ladd's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ladd. A less common occupation for the Ladd family was Farmer.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Farmer


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

Ladd Historical Records

What Ladd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Ladd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ladd 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ladd. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Ladd. For the veterans among your Ladd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ladd Life Expectancy

What is the average Ladd lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ladd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ladd in 1944 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ladd 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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