Rad Name Meaning

Muslim: variant of Raad. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’. Hungarian (Rád): from the old secular personal name Rád, from Slavic Rad ‘joyful’ (see Rada).

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

Similar surnames: Radi, Rado, Rada, Rau, Rand, Ras, Raad, Ram, Gad, Ray

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Rad Family Origin

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Rad Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rad family was Rr Contracter. The most common Rad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Rad's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rad.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • On Farm

  • Rr Contracter


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Rad Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Rad Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rad in 1963 was 79, and 55 in 2004.

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