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Glavin Name Meaning

Irish:: (Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Láimhín formerly Mag Fhlaithimhín from flaitheamh ‘ruler’. Mag Láimhín has sometimes been ‘translated’ as Hand from the similarity of the shortened form to lámh ‘hand’. alternatively a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gláimhín ‘descendant of Glámhín’ a diminutive byname which appears to mean ‘satirist’ or ‘satirical one’ from glám ‘satire lampoon’.

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


Similar surnames: Lavin, Gavin, Slavin, Clavin, Flavin, Glave, Savin, Glackin, Levin

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Where is the Glavin family from?

You can see how Glavin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glavin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glavin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Glavin family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Glavin's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Glavin families in 1840.
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What did your Glavin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Glavin. 17% of Glavin men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Glavin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glavin were Farmer and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Glavin. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Glavin. For the veterans among your Glavin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glavin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Glavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Glavin in 1952 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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