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Glasgow Family History

Glasgow Name Meaning
Scottish: local name from the city on the Clyde (first recorded in 1116 as Glasgu), or from either of two minor places with the same name in Aberdeenshire. The etymology of the place name is disputed; it is probably from Welsh glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’ + cau ‘hollows’.Scottish and Irish: altered form of Closkey, reduced and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bhloscaidhe ‘son of Bloscadh’ (see McCloskey).Irish: variant of the English family name Glasscock, which was once common in County Kildare.

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

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Name Distribution of Glasgow Families

  • Number of Glasgow families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Glasgow families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Glasgow families
     82 - 162
     28 - 81
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Glasgow Family Origin

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Glasgow Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Glasgow

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Glasgow Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Glasgow Civil War Service Records

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