Gless Family History

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Gless Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Glessen near Cologne or from Glesse on the river of that name near Hameln. perhaps a reduced form of Swiss Glesser or Glessmann, variants of Glaser.

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

Similar surnames: Gress, Glass, Gloss, Guess, Glen, Lees, Leys, Pless, Leos, Glaus

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Gless Family Origin

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Gless Family Occupations

What did your Gless ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gless. The most common Gless occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Gless's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gless family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper


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

Gless Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gless. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gless 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Gless. 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 446 military records available for the last name Gless. For the veterans among your Gless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gless Life Expectancy

What is the average Gless lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gless in 1963 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gless

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gless 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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