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Glendon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Devon or from Glendon Hall in Northamptonshire. The first is named from Cornish glynne ‘valley’ + Old English dun ‘hill’, while the Northamptonshire place name is from Old English cl?ne ‘clean’ (i.e. clear of weeds) + dun. Irish: reduced and altered form of MacAlinden, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionntáin ‘son of a devotee of (Saint) Fintan’. Compare Lindy.

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


Similar surnames: Hendon, Glennon, Brandon, Kenton, Lindon, Glandon, London, Bendon

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Glendon Family Origin

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Glendon Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Glendon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Glendon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith Helper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glendon. A less common occupation for the Glendon family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Blacksmith Helper

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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Glendon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Glendon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glendon 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Glendon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Glendon. For the veterans among your Glendon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glendon Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Glendon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Glendon in 1955 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

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