Gadd Family History

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Gadd Name Meaning

English: from northern Middle English gad ‘goad’, ‘spike’, ‘sting’ (Old Norse gaddr), hence a metonymic occupational name for a cattle driver or, more likely, a nickname for a persistent and irritating person. The Old Norse word is attested as a byname (see Gadsby).

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

Similar surnames: Gard, Ladd, Gad, Sadd, Kidd, Game, Gade, Gage, Codd, Gaff

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Gadd Family Origin

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Gadd Family Occupations

What did your Gadd ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gadd. 24% of Gadd men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Gadd women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gadd were Clerk and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
  • Dressmaker
  • Salesman
  • Student

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

Gadd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Gadd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gadd 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gadd. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gadd. For the veterans among your Gadd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gadd Life Expectancy

What is the average Gadd lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gadd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gadd in 1948 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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