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Gladstone Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Gledstanes in Lanarkshire apparently named from Old English gleoda ‘kite’ + stān ‘stone’. Americanized form of Jewish Glatshteyn: ornamental name composed of Yiddish glat ‘flat’ + shteyn ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Goldstone, Blackstone, Blystone, Gladson, Broadstone, Lidstone

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Where is the Gladstone family from?

You can see how Gladstone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gladstone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gladstone families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 67 Gladstone families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Gladstone's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gladstone families in 1911.
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What did your Gladstone ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gladstone. 32% of Gladstone men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gladstone women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gladstone. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gladstone. For the veterans among your Gladstone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gladstone lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gladstone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gladstone in 1951 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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