Glad Name Meaning

English: from a short form of the various Old English personal names with a first element glæd ‘shining’, ‘joyful’. Compare Gladwin. English and Scandinavian: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English, Scandinavian glad ‘merry’, ‘jolly’.

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


Similar surnames: Glade, Gay, Glass, Vlad, Glod, Glas, Lade, Gladd, Gad, Coad

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Glad Family Origin

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Glad Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Crockery Store

    7%
  • Farm

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Crockery Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glad. The most common Glad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Glad's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Glad family was Farm.

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Glad Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Glad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Glad in 1944 was 40, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glad

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