Lady Family History

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Lady Name Meaning

English: from Middle English lady ‘lady’, ‘female head of a household’, hence a nickname for a woman who was ladylike or the head of a household or for an effeminate man. Polish: variant of Lada. Hungarian (Ládi): habitational name for someone from Lád in Borsod county or Lad in Somogy county.

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


Similar surnames: Mady, Lade, Dady, Ladd, Laday, Lada, Lacy, Lay, Rady, Cady

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Lady Family Origin

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Lady Family Occupations

What did your Lady ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Brick Kiln Setter and Private Means were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lady. 13% of Lady men worked as a Brick Kiln Setter and 30% of Lady women worked as a Private Means. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lady were Grocer Proprietor and Catering Counter Hand

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Brick Kiln Setter
    13%
  • Dairy Farmer heavy Work
    13%
  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Grocer Proprietor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means
    30%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    23%
  • Independent Means
    8%
  • Catering Counter Hand
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lady Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Lady. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lady 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lady. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Lady. For the veterans among your Lady ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lady Life Expectancy

What is the average Lady lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lady life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Lady in 1948 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lady 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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