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Glover Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves, Middle English glovere, an agent noun from Old English glof ‘glove’.

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


Similar surnames: Gover, Grover, Lever, Loder, Lovern, Gooder, Graver, Clower, Slover

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Where is the Glover family from?

You can see how Glover families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glover family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glover families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 72 Glover families living in Massachusetts. This was about 11% of all the recorded Glover's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Glover families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glover surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glover ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Glover. 21% of Glover men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Glover women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glover were Farm Laborer and Laundress. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Laundress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 472,000 census records available for the last name Glover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glover census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Glover. 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 Cards

There are 62,000 military records available for the last name Glover. For the veterans among your Glover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glover lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Glover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Glover in 1940 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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