Wade Family History

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Wade Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wade, Old English Wada, from wadan ‘to go’. (Wada was the name of a legendary sea-giant.) English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Old English (ge)wæd (of cognate origin to 1), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Wade in Suffolk. Dutch and North German: occupational name or nickname from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German wade ‘garment’, ‘large net’.

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

Similar surnames: Cade, Ware, Bade, Lade, Gade, Wale, Kade, Eade, Tade, Wage

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Wade Family Origin

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Wade Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wade. 32% of Wade men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Wade women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wade were Student and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Student

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Income

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wade Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 642,000 census records available for the last name Wade. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wade census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Wade. 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 Card

There are 110,000 military records available for the last name Wade. For the veterans among your Wade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wade Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wade in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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