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Gladstone Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Biggar in Lanarkshire, apparently named from Old English gleoda ‘kite’ + stan ‘stone’. Jewish (American): Americanized form of Glatshteyn, an ornamental surname composed of Yiddish glat ‘flat’ + shteyn ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Goldstone, Blackstone, Blystone, Gladson, Broadstone, Lidstone

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Where is the Gladstone family from?

You can see how Gladstone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gladstone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gladstone families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Gladstone family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gladstone's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Gladstone families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gladstone surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gladstone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gladstone. 24% of Gladstone men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Gladstone women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gladstone were Farmer and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Gladstone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gladstone 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gladstone. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gladstone. For the veterans among your Gladstone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gladstone lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gladstone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gladstone in 1951 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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