Grad Name Meaning

Slovenian: topographic name from grad ‘castle’. Possibly also a Slovenian and Polish nickname from the obsolete noun grad ‘hail’ (in the sense ‘precipitation’). German: borrowing of 1 or alternatively a nickname either from Middle High German gratac ‘greedy’ or, in the south, from Middle High German gerade ‘swift’, ‘skillful’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German gerade ‘upright’.

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


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

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Grad Family Origin

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Grad Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    25%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Iron Safe Factory

    13%

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In 1880, Blacksmith, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grad. The most common Grad occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 25% of Grad's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Grad family was Iron Safe Factory.

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Grad Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grad

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