Glad Family History

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Glad Name Meaning

English: from a short form of the various Old English personal names with a first element glæd ‘shining’, ‘joyful’. Compare Gladwin. English and Scandinavian: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English, Scandinavian glad ‘merry’, ‘jolly’.

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


Similar surnames: Glade, Gay, Glass, Vlad, Glod, Glas, Lade, Gladd, Gad, Coad

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Glad Family Origin

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Glad Family Occupations

What did your Glad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Glad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Glad's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Crockery Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glad. A less common occupation for the Glad family was Farm.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Crockery Store

    7%
  • Farm

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Glad ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Glad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Glad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Glad. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Glad. For the veterans among your Glad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glad Life Expectancy

What is the average Glad lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Glad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Glad in 1944 was 40, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glad ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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