Glen Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Gaelic gleann, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Glen near Peebles. English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, so named from an Old English word glean ‘glen’, ‘valley’ (from Celtic glinn). Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.

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

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Glen Family Origin

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Glen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Glen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Glen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Glen family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glen.

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Glen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Glen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Glen in 1953 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glen

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