Gad Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gadd. Danish: from a medieval nickname Gad meaning ‘sting’, ‘point’, or from the Biblical male personal name Gad. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic jad ‘serious’, ‘earnest’.

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


Similar surnames: Gay, Rad, Gard, Gadd, Gal, Gade, Bar, Glad, Grad, Gaj

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Gad Family Origin

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Gad Family Occupations

What did your Gad ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Accountant and Grocery were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gad. 10% of Gad men worked as an Accountant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Accountant
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Famer
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Grocery
    100%

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

Gad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gad 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Gad. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gad. For the veterans among your Gad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gad Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gad in 1964 was 92, and 91 in 2004.

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