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Glad Family History

Glad Name Meaning
English: from a short form of the various Old English personal names with a first element glæd ‘shining’, ‘joyful’. Compare Gladwin.English and Scandinavian: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English, Scandinavian glad ‘merry’, ‘jolly’.

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

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17,514 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,209 Military Records
1,744 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Glad Families

  • Number of Glad families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Glad families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Glad families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Glad Family Origin

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Glad Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Glad

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Glad Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Glad census records

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Glad Civil War Service Records

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