Glaser Family History

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Glaser Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Gläser): occupational name for a glass blower or glazier, from an agent derivative of Middle High German glas ‘glass’. This name is widespread throughout central Europe. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a glass blower or glazier, from the German word Glaser.

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

Similar surnames: Blaser, Graser, Graber, Plaster, Glazer, Glauber, Lader, Flasher

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Glaser Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Glaser name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Glaser Family Origin

Where is the Glaser family from?

Glaser Family Occupations

What did your Glaser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Glaser family was Keeping House. The most common Glaser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Glaser's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glaser.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Glaser Historical Records

What Glaser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Glaser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glaser 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Glaser. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Glaser. For the veterans among your Glaser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glaser Life Expectancy

What is the average Glaser lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Glaser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Glaser in 1941 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glaser 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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