Chad Family History

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Chad Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Chad, from the Old English personal name Ceadda, of unknown origin. St. Chad was a 7th-century archbishop of York. Indian (Gujarat): Hindu (Bhatia) name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Chard, Shad, Chadd, Char, Coad, Chand, Chao, Codd, Cham, Hoad

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Chad Family Origin

Where is the Chad family from?

Chad Family Occupations

What did your Chad ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chad occupation in the UK was Laundress. 21% of Chad's were Laundresss. Laundress, (S) Sewing Machinist and Beer House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chad. A less common occupation for the Chad family was Brass Founder.

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  • Laundress

  • (S) Sewing Machinist

  • Beer House Keeper

  • Brass Founder


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

Chad Historical Records

What Chad family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Chad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chad 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 491 immigration records available for the last name Chad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chad. For the veterans among your Chad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chad Life Expectancy

What is the average Chad lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Chad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Chad in 1961 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chad 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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