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Glaus Name Meaning

Swiss German: from the dialect personal name Glaus a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ).

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

Similar surnames: Glass, Claus, Klaus, Gaus, Glas, Gloss, Glos, Grau, Class, Laut

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Where is the Glaus family from?

You can see how Glaus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glaus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glaus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Glaus families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Glaus's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Glaus families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glaus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Glaus. 37% of Glaus men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Glaus women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glaus were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Glaus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glaus 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 553 immigration records available for the last name Glaus. 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 516 military records available for the last name Glaus. For the veterans among your Glaus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glaus lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Glaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Glaus in 1962 was 72, and 54 in 2004.

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