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Rada Surname Meaning

Czech and Slovak: from a short form of any of various Slavic personal names containing the element rad ‘merry glad’ (from Old Slavic radъ) such as Radoslav in which the second element means ‘glory’ or ‘famous’. Hungarian: from the old personal name Rada or Ráda of Slavic origin (see 1 above and Rad ). Spanish and Catalan: topographic name from rada ‘natural bay’. Spanish and Catalan: habitational name from any of the places called Rada (Cantabria) Rada de Haro (Cuenca) La Rada (Albacete Cuenca) or Rada de Moraira (Alicante). Basque: Castilianized form of a habitational name from a place called Arrada in Navarre. Albanian: habitational name from Radë (definite form Rada) a village near Durrës.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sada, Rad, Lada, Rado, Radi, Raba, Rama, Prada, Roda, Rana

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Where is the Rada family from?

You can see how Rada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rada family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Rada families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Rada family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Rada's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rada families in 1891.
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What did your Rada ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rada. 20% of Rada men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Rada women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rada were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Rada lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rada in 1948 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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