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Grado Name Meaning

Asturian-Leonese and Aragonese: Castilianized form of Grau, a habitational name from Grau (Asturies) or Lo Grau (Uesca, Aragon). Italian: possibly from a variant of the omen name Grado or from a short form of a compound name formed with this element, or alternatively a habitational name from a place called Grado. See De Grado.

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


Similar surnames: Rada, Grahn, Rado, Raco, Grau, Grad, Prada, Gratz, Raso, Rao

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Where is the Grado family from?

You can see how Grado families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grado family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Grado families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Grado family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Grado's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Grado families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grado surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grado ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assistant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grado. 33% of Grado men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Grado women worked as an Assistant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grado were New Worker and New Worker.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Assistant
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Grado. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grado 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 846 immigration records available for the last name Grado. 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 500 military records available for the last name Grado. For the veterans among your Grado ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grado lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Grado life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Grado in 1944 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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