Glow Family History

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Glow Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McGlow, itself an altered form of McCloy. Americanized form of Polish Glowa or German Gloe, or perhaps a translation of German Glantz.

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

Similar surnames: Glos, Glod, Clow, Low, Glowa, Good, Klos, Cloy, Goos, Glose

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Glow Family Origin

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Glow Family Occupations

What did your Glow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Glow occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 33% of Glow's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Glow family was Keeping House. Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Glow.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Glow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Glow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glow 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 340 immigration records available for the last name Glow. 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 545 military records available for the last name Glow. For the veterans among your Glow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glow Life Expectancy

What is the average Glow lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Glow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Glow in 1962 was 67, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glow 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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