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Grad Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from grad ‘hail’. Slovenian: topographic name from grad ‘castle’. German: topographic name from Middle High German grāt ‘step grade mountain ridge’. German: nickname from Middle High German gerāt gerade ‘quick skillful efficient’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): artificial name from German g(e)rade ‘upright’. Jewish (American): shortened form of Vinogradsky a habitational name for someone from Vinograd the Russian name of the town of Vynohrad in eastern Ukraine.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Graf, Grab, Grau, Grand, Grass, Gram, Grado, Grahn, Grade, Gran

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You can see how Grad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 32 Grad families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 51% of all the recorded Grad's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Grad families in 1911.
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What did your Grad ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Grad. 67% of Grad men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Son
    34%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Grad. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Grad. For the veterans among your Grad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grad lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Grad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Grad in 1955 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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