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Glaser Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Gläser); Dutch: occupational name for a glass blower or glazier from an agent derivative of Middle High German and Middle Dutch glas ‘glass’. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe e.g. in Czechia and Slovenia; see also 4 below. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a glass blower or glazier from German Glaser. English (Essex and Middlesex): occupational name from Middle English glazier glas(i)er glac(i)er ‘glass maker glazier’ (see Glazier ). Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Czech Slovenian and Croatian Glazer Slovak Glázer Slovenian Glažer Slovenian and Croatian Glažar Polish Glazar surnames of (ultimate) German origin (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Blaser, Graser, Graber, Plaster, Glazer, Glauber, Lader, Flasher

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Where is the Glaser family from?

You can see how Glaser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glaser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glaser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Glaser families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Glaser's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Glaser families in 1911.
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What did your Glaser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Lumberman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Glaser. 67% of Glaser men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Glaser women worked as a Lumberman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glaser were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Lumberman
  • Stenographer
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There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Glaser. For the veterans among your Glaser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glaser lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Glaser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Glaser in 1941 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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