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Gladson Family History

Gladson Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Lancashire): probably a variant of Gladstone . Formally the name could be from an Old English personal name Glæd (see Glade ) + son but the evidence for the personal name is scant and no medieval examples of Gled(e)son or Glad(e)son have been found.

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

Similar surnames: Glasson, Clayson, Gadson, Goodson, Ganson, Gladstone, Gladwin

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Where is the Gladson family from?

You can see how Gladson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gladson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gladson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Gladson families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Gladson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gladson families in 1911.
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What did your Gladson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gladson. 32% of Gladson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Gladson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gladson were Attendant and Laborer. .

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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
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Laundress
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gladson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gladson 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 192 immigration records available for the last name Gladson. 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 891 military records available for the last name Gladson. For the veterans among your Gladson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gladson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gladson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gladson in 1954 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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