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Paddy Name Meaning

English or Irish: unexplained. It is probably, but not certainly, from the familiar Irish pet form of Patrick.

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


Similar surnames: Eaddy, Addy, Caddy, Paden, Maddy, Adey, Eady, Cuddy, Andy, Duddy

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Where is the Paddy family from?

You can see how Paddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paddy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Paddy families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Paddy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Paddy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paddy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Paddy. 50% of Paddy men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Paddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paddy 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 597 immigration records available for the last name Paddy. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Paddy. For the veterans among your Paddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paddy lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Paddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Paddy in 1962 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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