Glaab Family History

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Glaab Name Meaning

German: from Polish glab ‘cabbage stalk’, probably a nickname for a cabbage grower or for a simpleton.

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

Similar surnames: Glab, Glaub, Garb, Glomb, Glaza, Gaar, Golab, Grab, Glas, Claar

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Glaab Family Origin

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Glaab Family Occupations

What did your Glaab ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Glaab occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Glaab's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Glaab family was Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glaab.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Glaab Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Glaab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glaab 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 282 immigration records available for the last name Glaab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 873 military records available for the last name Glaab. For the veterans among your Glaab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glaab Life Expectancy

What is the average Glaab lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Glaab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Glaab in 1952 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glaab

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glaab 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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