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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

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

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Where is the Gad family from?

You can see how Gad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gad families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Gad families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 37% of all the recorded Gad's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Gad families in 1911.
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What did your Gad ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Grocery was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gad. 100% of Gad women worked as a Grocery. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Grocery
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Gad lifespan?

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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