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Dada Name Meaning

Indian (Maharashtra): name meaning ‘elder brother’ in various Indian languages and ‘(paternal) grandfather’ in Hindi and Urdu; also used as an honorific term of address. Bearers of this family are largely Muslims. Muslim: from a personal name based on Persian dāda ‘given’ (i.e. ‘gift of God’) or a nickname from Persian dada ‘wetnurse’. West African (Nigeria): from the Yoruba personal name Dàda a circumstance name traditionally given to a child retaining the hair knotted round the crown of the head before the ceremonial first cutting. Albanian: nickname from dadë (definite form dada) ‘wetnurse’ a word of Persian origin (see 2 above) or from a homonymous term used in baby talk as a pet name for the baby's female caretaker. Cornish: variant of Daddow perhaps from a Cornish pet form of the Middle English personal name Dodd(e) unrounded to Dadd(e) + the Cornish suffix -ow (see Dodd and for the Cornish suffix compare Kitto ). Alternatively perhaps from a Cornish pet form of Middle English Dadde as a rhyming pet form of Adam.

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

Similar surnames: Dara, Sada, Hada, Kara, Lada, Dana, Rada, Kade, Dora, Lala

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You can see how Dada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dada family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Dada families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Dada family living in Surrey. This was 100% of all the recorded Dada's in United Kingdom. Surrey had the highest population of Dada families in 1891.
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What did your Dada ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Dada. 48% of Dada men worked as a Laborer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Butcher
  • Various Jobs
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 333 military records available for the last name Dada. For the veterans among your Dada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dada lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dada in 1962 was 74, and 90 in 2004.

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