Gleaves Family History

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Gleaves Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): variant of Gleave

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


Similar surnames: Glaves, Greaves, Glave, Leaver, Cleaves, Greaver, Leavens, Reaves

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Gleaves Family Origin

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Gleaves Family Occupations

What did your Gleaves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gleaves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gleaves's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gleaves. A less common occupation for the Gleaves family was Physician.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Physician

    5%

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Gleaves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gleaves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gleaves 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gleaves. 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 Gleaves. For the veterans among your Gleaves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gleaves Life Expectancy

What is the average Gleaves lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gleaves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Gleaves in 1947 was 34, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gleaves

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gleaves 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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