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Rada Name Meaning

Spanish and Catalan: topographic name from rada ‘natural bay’. Spanish and Catalan: habitational name from places called Rada (Cantabria), Rada de Haro (Cuenca), La Rada (Albacete, Cuenca) or Rada de Moraira (Alacant), or from a Castilianized variant of Basque Arrada, habitational name from a place called Arrada in Navarre. Czech: from a short form of any of several Slavic personal names containing the first element rad- ‘glad’, ‘merry’, in particular Radoslav, in which the second element means ‘glory’, and Radomir, in which the second element means ‘great’, ‘famous’. Hungarian: from the old secular personal name Rada or Ráda, of Slavic origin.

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

Similar surnames: Sada, Rad, Lada, Rado, Radi, Raba, Rama, Prada, Roda, Rana

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You can see how Rada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rada family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Rada families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Rada families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 60% of all the recorded Rada's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Rada families in 1911.
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What did your Rada ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rada. 67% of Rada men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rada. For the veterans among your Rada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rada lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rada in 1948 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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