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Glos Name Meaning

German: variant of Klaus, a reduced form of the personal name Nikolaus, German form of Nicholas. Polish: from glos ‘voice’, presumably applied as a nickname for someone with a loud, mellifluous, or otherwise remarkable voice.

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


Similar surnames: Gloss, Klos, Glod, Glas, Glow, Goos, Clos, Lose, Glaus, Kloes

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Where is the Glos family from?

You can see how Glos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glos families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Glos families living in Manitoba. This was about 43% of all the recorded Glos's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Glos families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Glos. 27% of Glos men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • New Worker
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Glos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glos census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 637 immigration records available for the last name Glos. 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 904 military records available for the last name Glos. For the veterans among your Glos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glos lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Glos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Glos in 1955 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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