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Glahn Family History

Glahn Name Meaning

nickname for a lethargic person, from Middle High German glan ‘sluggish’. habitational name from a place so named near Hannover.

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


Similar surnames: Lahn, Grahn, Glen, Glave, Hahn, Ahn, Gann, Garn, Gnann, Glade

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Where is the Glahn family from?

You can see how Glahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Glahn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 47 Glahn families living in Missouri. This was about 47% of all the recorded Glahn's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Glahn families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Glahn. 29% of Glahn men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Glahn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glahn were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    31%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Glahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glahn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Glahn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Glahn. For the veterans among your Glahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glahn lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Glahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Glahn in 1963 was 74, and 79 in 2004.

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