Gladden Family History

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Gladden Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Glad 1.

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

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

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Gladden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gladden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gladden. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Gladden Family Origin

Where is the Gladden family from?

Gladden Family Occupations

What did your Gladden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gladden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Gladden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gladden family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gladden.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Gladden Historical Records

What Gladden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Gladden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gladden 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 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 Card

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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Gladden Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gladden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gladden 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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