Glidden Family History

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Glidden Name Meaning

English (Devon): apparently a habitational name possibly from Glidden in Hampshire, which is named from Old English gleoda ‘kite’ + dun ‘hill’. Compare Gledhill. However, the concentration of the surname in Devon suggests that it may also have arisen from another place, now lost.

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


Similar surnames: Hidden, Hedden, Baisden, Lingen, Linde, Gladson, Liden, Linden

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Glidden Family Origin

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Glidden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Fishing

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Son

    6%

In 1881, the most common Glidden occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Glidden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Glidden family was Son. Farmer, Fishing and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glidden.

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Glidden Life Expectancy

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