Glass Name Meaning

English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower, from Old English glæs ‘glass’ (akin to Glad, referring originally to the bright shine of the material), Middle High German glas. Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’ or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it. German: altered form of the personal name Klass, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Glass ‘glass’, or a metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower.

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


Similar surnames: Grass, Glas, Gloss, Klass, Gass, Blass, Plass, Glaus, Lass, Gast

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Glass Family Origin

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Glass Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Clerk

    6%
  • School

    5%
  • Student

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Glass family was Student. The most common Glass occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Glass's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glass.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Glass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Glass in 1941 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glass

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