Gladfelter Family History

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Gladfelter Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Swiss German Glattfelder, a habitational name for someone from a place north of Zurich named Glattfelden, from Old High German glat ‘plane’, ‘shiny’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Glatfelter, Felter, Gfeller, Glatter, Glastetter, Laufer, Kletter

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Gladfelter Family Origin

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Gladfelter Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gladfelter family was Carpenter. The most common Gladfelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Gladfelter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gladfelter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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Gladfelter Historical Records

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Gladfelter Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Gladfelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gladfelter in 1941 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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