Stead Name Meaning

habitational name from Stead in West Yorkshire, or from some other place taking its name from Old English stede ‘estate’, ‘farm’, ‘place’. from Middle English steed ‘stud horse’, ‘stallion’, applied as a nickname to a lusty person or as an occupational name to someone responsible for looking after stallions.

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


Similar surnames: Smead, Stein, Steady, Stern, Sneed, Seed, Staal, Shean, Spear, Steff

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Stead Family Origin

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Stead Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Seamstress

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Farmer Son

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Seamstress and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stead. The most common Stead occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Stead's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stead family was Farmer Son.

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Stead Historical Records

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Stead Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Stead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Stead in 1940 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stead

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