Lade Family History
Lade Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named from Old Norse hlath ‘pile or stack’ (for example of wood or stones) or ‘pavement’. North German: from a short form of Ladwig a variant of Ludwig . German: nickname for a guild member from Middle High German lade ‘board chest’ in an extended sense ‘register list’. English (Sussex): possibly a topographic name for someone living by a road path or watercourse Middle English lade lode (Old English (ge)lād ‘difficult river crossing’ or lād ‘canal dyked watercourse’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press