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Gloster Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Gloucester. The place originally bore the British name Glevum (apparently from a cognate of Welsh gloyw ‘bright’), to which was added the Old English element ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).

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


Similar surnames: Kloster, Plaster, Lister, Hoster, Luster, Glover, Coster, Laster

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Gloster Family Origin

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Gloster Family Occupations

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  • Factory Hand

    38%
  • Shoemaker

    25%
  • Black Smith

    13%
  • Dress Maker

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gloster family was Dress Maker. Factory Hand, Shoemaker and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gloster. The most common Gloster occupation in Canada was Factory Hand. 38% of Gloster's were Factory Hands.

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Gloster Historical Records

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Gloster Life Expectancy

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