Gad Family History
Gad Name Meaning
Danish: nickname meaning ‘sting point’. Alternatively from the Biblical personal name Gad (see 5 below). Polish: nickname from gad ‘reptile’ metaphorically also ‘mean individual’. Alternatively a derivative of gadać ‘to talk to chatter’. English (Middlesex and Surrey): variant of Gadd . Arabic (mainly Egypt): from a personal name based on Arabic jād ‘serious earnest’. Bearers of this surname are both Muslims and Christians. Jewish (Israeli): from the Biblical personal name Gad borne by one of the sons of Jacob (Genesis 30:11). As a surname it was taken instead of some original Ashkenazic or Sephardic surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022