Meaning and Origin of: Shad
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First name origins & meanings:
- Arabic : Survived
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic shād ‘happy’.
- English : metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, from Old English sceadd ‘shad’, a kind of fish. Reaney and Wilson note that during the Old English period there was a ‘shad season’, so it must have been of some economic importance.
- Americanized spelling of German Schade.