Shad Family History

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Shad Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic shad ‘happy’. English: metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, from Old English sceadd ‘shad’, a kind of fish. Reaney and Wilson note that during the Old English period there was a ‘shad season’, so it must have been of some economic importance. Americanized spelling of German Schade.

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

Similar surnames: Shaw, Shade, Saad, Chad, Sham, Shan, Shada, Shah, Samad, Hoad

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Shad Family Origin

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Shad Family Occupations

What did your Shad ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Brass Finisher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Shad. 17% of Shad men worked as a Brass Finisher and 25% of Shad women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shad were L M S Shunter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Brass Finisher
  • Electrical Mechanical Engineer
  • Enginefillerslabourer
  • L M S Shunter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Hosiery Cop Water Warder
  • Housekeeper

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

Shad Historical Records

What Shad family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shad 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 530 immigration records available for the last name Shad. 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 862 military records available for the last name Shad. For the veterans among your Shad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shad Life Expectancy

What is the average Shad lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Shad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shad in 1954 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shad 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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