Glad Family History

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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

What did your Glad ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Glad. 25% of Glad men worked as a Carman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Carman
  • Painter
  • Post Master
  • Trainman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Glad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Glad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glad 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Glad. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Glad. For the veterans among your Glad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glad Life Expectancy

What is the average Glad lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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