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Glawson Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of North German Klausen or Klassen, patronymics from the personal name Klaus.

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


Similar surnames: Clawson, Glosson, Gladson, Aslakson, Ganson, Clayson, Glanton

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Where is the Glawson family from?

You can see how Glawson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glawson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glawson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 33 Glawson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 59% of all the recorded Glawson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Glawson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glawson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glawson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Glawson. 43% of Glawson men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    43%
  • Labourer
    29%
  • Laborer
    29%
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Passenger Lists

There are 382 immigration records available for the last name Glawson. 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 543 military records available for the last name Glawson. For the veterans among your Glawson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glawson lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Glawson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Glawson in 1948 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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