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Glanton Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the English habitational name Clanton.

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


Similar surnames: Glandon, Clanton, Blanton, Grandon, Lenton, Claxton, Lawton, Gratton

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Where is the Glanton family from?

You can see how Glanton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glanton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glanton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Glanton families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Glanton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Glanton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glanton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Glanton. 36% of Glanton men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Glanton women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glanton were New Worker and Cook.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    36%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    18%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Cook
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Glanton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glanton 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Glanton. 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 837 military records available for the last name Glanton. For the veterans among your Glanton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glanton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Glanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Glanton in 1962 was 69, and 57 in 2004.

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