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Glasson Name Meaning

English (of Cornish origin): metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower. Scottish: reduced form of McGlasson. French and Swiss French: from a diminutive of glace ‘ice’, hence a nickname for a cold person.

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


Similar surnames: Glass, Gladson, Hasson, Glasgow, Garson, Gasson, Gascon, Closson

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Where is the Glasson family from?

You can see how Glasson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glasson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glasson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Glasson families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Glasson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Glasson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glasson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glasson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Glasson. 20% of Glasson men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Glasson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glasson were Machinist and Saleslady.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Glasson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glasson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Glasson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Glasson. For the veterans among your Glasson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glasson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Glasson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Glasson in 1944 was 33, and 83 in 2004.

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