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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

What did your Grad ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Gerant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Grad. 45% of Grad men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Grad women worked as a Gerant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grad were Cultivateur and Wife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Son
    23%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Cultivateur
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Gerant
    34%
  • On Farm
    34%
  • Wife
    34%

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

Grad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Grad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grad 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 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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Draft Card

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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Grad Life Expectancy

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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