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Gladden Name Meaning

English:: probably in most cases a shortened form of Gladwin with final -in assimilated to -en. variant of Gladding

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


Similar surnames: Gladson, Glidden, Gladman, Gladd, Gaden, Gladen, Garden, Headden

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Where is the Gladden family from?

You can see how Gladden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gladden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gladden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Gladden families living in Connecticut. This was about 19% of all the recorded Gladden's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Gladden families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gladden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gladden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gladden. 23% of Gladden men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Gladden women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gladden were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 982 immigration records available for the last name Gladden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Gladden. For the veterans among your Gladden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gladden lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gladden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gladden in 1940 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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