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Gladish Family History

Gladish Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Glydwish in Burwash Sussex which is named from Old English glida ‘kite’ + Old English wisc ‘marshy meadow’. Americanized form of German Gladisch: nickname from a Germanized form of a derivative of Old Slavic gladъ ‘smooth’ or a Germanized form of Polish Gładysz ‘dandy’ (see Gladysz ). Americanized form of Rusyn (from Slovakia) Gladiš; see Gladis

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


Similar surnames: Gladis, Bowdish, Beamish, Glad, Kadish, Slavich, Lais, Flash, Larish

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Where is the Gladish family from?

You can see how Gladish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gladish family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gladish families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Gladish families living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gladish's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Gladish families in 1840.
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What did your Gladish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gladish. 19% of Gladish men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Gladish women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gladish were Farming and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 387 immigration records available for the last name Gladish. 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 838 military records available for the last name Gladish. For the veterans among your Gladish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gladish lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gladish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gladish in 1952 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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