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Shad Family History

Shad Name Meaning

Muslim (Indian subcontinent and Iran): from a personal name based on Persian shād ‘happy cheerful’. English (Middlesex): nickname for someone who caught or sold shad fish from Middle English s(c)had ‘shad’ (Old English sceadd). During the Old English period there was a ‘shad season’ so the fish must have been of some economic importance. Americanized form of German Schad .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Shaw, Shade, Saad, Chad, Sham, Shan, Shada, Shah, Samad, Hoad

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Where is the Shad family from?

You can see how Shad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shad families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 23 Shad families living in Yorkshire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Shad's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Shad families in 1891.
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What did your Shad ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Shad. 100% of Shad women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 530 immigration records available for the last name Shad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 862 military records available for the last name Shad. For the veterans among your Shad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shad lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Shad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shad in 1954 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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