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Glasgow Name Meaning

Scottish: local name from the city on the Clyde (first recorded in 1116 as Glasgu), or from either of two minor places with the same name in Aberdeenshire. The etymology of the place name is disputed; it is probably from Welsh glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’ + cau ‘hollows’. Scottish and Irish: altered form of Closkey, reduced and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bhloscaidhe ‘son of Bloscadh’ (see McCloskey). Irish: variant of the English family name Glasscock, which was once common in County Kildare.

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


Similar surnames: Glass, Gleason, Glasson, Glasow, Gladson, Glascoe, Glasco, Lagos

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Glasgow Family Origin

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Glasgow Family Occupations

What did your Glasgow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Glasgow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Glasgow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Glasgow family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glasgow.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

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Glasgow Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Glasgow ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Glasgow Life Expectancy

What is the average Glasgow lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, Glasgow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Glasgow in 1943 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glasgow 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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