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Gleason Family History

Gleason Name Meaning
Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

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173,333 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,377 Military Records
13,132 Immigration Records
160,710 Census and Voter Lists
418,180 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gleason Families

  • Number of Gleason families
     562 - 1,121
     188 - 561
     1 - 187
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gleason families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gleason last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gleason census records

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Gleason Family Origin

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Gleason Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gleason

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Gleason Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gleason Civil War Service Records

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