Gleave Family History

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Gleave Name Meaning

English: from Middle English gle(y)ve ‘sword’ (Old French gleive, glaive, Latin gladius), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of swords or a nickname for an accomplished swordsman.

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

Similar surnames: Grave, Cleaver, Leake, Glade, Clare, Leavey, Plate, Cleve, Greaves

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Gleave Family Origin

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Gleave Family Occupations

What did your Gleave ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gleave. 25% of Gleave men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gleave women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gleave were Bookkeeper and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Attendant
  • Book Keeper
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Saleslady

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gleave Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Gleave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gleave census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gleave. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gleave. For the veterans among your Gleave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gleave Life Expectancy

What is the average Gleave lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gleave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gleave in 1958 was 63, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gleave

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gleave ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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