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Glas Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Glass . Dutch: cognate of German Glass . German: from a short form of the medieval personal name Gelasius the name of a pope (492–96). Scottish: variant of Glass . Slovenian: nickname from glas ‘voice’ presumably applied to someone with a loud or otherwise remarkable voice.

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


Similar surnames: Glass, Klas, Blas, Glos, Gast, Galas, Plass, Lau, Klos, Sas

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Where is the Glas family from?

You can see how Glas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Glas families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Glas's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Glas families in 1911.
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What did your Glas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Glas. 21% of Glas men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Glas women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glas were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    28%
  • Knitting
    19%
  • Registrar
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Glas. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Glas. For the veterans among your Glas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glas lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Glas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Glas in 1958 was 81, and 73 in 2004.

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