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Glendon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Devon or from Glendon Hall in Northamptonshire. The first is named from Cornish glynne ‘valley’ + Old English dun ‘hill’, while the Northamptonshire place name is from Old English cl?ne ‘clean’ (i.e. clear of weeds) + dun. Irish: reduced and altered form of MacAlinden, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionntáin ‘son of a devotee of (Saint) Fintan’. Compare Lindy.

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

Similar surnames: Hendon, Glennon, Brandon, Kenton, Lindon, Glandon, London, Bendon

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Where is the Glendon family from?

You can see how Glendon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glendon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glendon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Glendon families living in Ontario. This was about 85% of all the recorded Glendon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Glendon families in 1911.
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What did your Glendon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Glendon. 34% of Glendon men worked as a Cultivateur.

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Civil Servant
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 587 immigration records available for the last name Glendon. 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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There are 808 military records available for the last name Glendon. For the veterans among your Glendon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glendon lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Glendon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Glendon in 1955 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

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