Glidden Family History

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Glidden Name Meaning

English (Devon): apparently a habitational name possibly from Glidden in Hampshire, which is named from Old English gleoda ‘kite’ + dun ‘hill’. Compare Gledhill. However, the concentration of the surname in Devon suggests that it may also have arisen from another place, now lost.

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

Similar surnames: Hidden, Hedden, Baisden, Lingen, Linde, Gladson, Liden, Linden

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Glidden Family Origin

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Glidden Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Glidden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Glidden's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glidden. A less common occupation for the Glidden family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Glidden Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Glidden Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Glidden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Glidden in 1948 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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