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Glade Name Meaning

English (Devon): topographic name denoting someone who lived ‘(in the) glade’ from Middle English glade ‘forest clearing; bright open space’. English: from the Middle English personal name Glad (ld English Glæd); compare the extended forms Gladding and Gladwin . Irish: shortened form of McGlade from Mag Léid. German (also Gläde): nickname for a handsome man from Middle Low German glad(de) ‘smooth shining’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gade, Lade, Glad, Slade, Blake, Quade, Clare, Glave, Lake, Dade

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Where is the Glade family from?

You can see how Glade families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glade family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glade families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Glade families living in Alberta. This was about 30% of all the recorded Glade's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Glade families in 1911.
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What did your Glade ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Glade. 23% of Glade men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Glade women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glade were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Glade. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glade 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Glade. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Glade. For the veterans among your Glade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glade lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Glade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Glade in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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