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Glosson Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Klausen (see Glawson).

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


Similar surnames: Glawson, Goodson, Lyson, Gossom, Posson, Goossen, Glosser, Gloss

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Where is the Glosson family from?

You can see how Glosson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glosson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glosson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Glosson families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Glosson's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Glosson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glosson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glosson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Glosson. 33% of Glosson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Glosson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glosson were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Glosson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glosson 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 214 immigration records available for the last name Glosson. 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 840 military records available for the last name Glosson. For the veterans among your Glosson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glosson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Glosson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Glosson in 1959 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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