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Glahn Family History

Glahn Name Meaning
nickname for a lethargic person, from Middle High German glan ‘sluggish’.habitational name from a place so named near Hannover.

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

22,304 Historical Documents with Glahn on Ancestry.com
6,092 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,491 Military Records
1,485 Immigration Records
4,409 Census and Voter Lists
8,827 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Glahn Families

  • Number of Glahn families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Glahn families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Glahn last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Glahn census records

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Glahn Family Origin

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Glahn Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Glahn

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Glahn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Glahn census records

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Glahn Civil War Service Records

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