Wead Name Meaning

Irish: probably an Irish spelling of English Weed, a nickname for an irascible man, from Middle English wede ‘rage’, ‘fury’.

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


Similar surnames: Weed, Nead, Head, Read, Weld, Wear, Mead, Dean, Bean, Wald

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Wead Family Origin

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Wead Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wead family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wead. The most common Wead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Wead's were Farmers.

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Wead Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Wead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wead in 1960 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wead

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