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Glass Family History

Glass Name Meaning
English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower, from Old English glæs ‘glass’ (akin to Glad, referring originally to the bright shine of the material), Middle High German glas.Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’ or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.German: altered form of the personal name Klass, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Glass ‘glass’, or a metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower.

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

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Name Distribution of Glass Families

  • Number of Glass families
     295 - 587
     99 - 294
     1 - 98
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Glass families
     208 - 414
     70 - 207
     1 - 69
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Glass families
     178 - 354
     60 - 177
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Glass Family Origin

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Glass Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Glass

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Glass Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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