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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

What did your Gloster ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Gloster family was Dress Maker.

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  • Factory Hand

    38%
  • Shoemaker

    25%
  • Black Smith

    13%
  • Dress Maker

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gloster ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gloster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gloster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gloster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gloster. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gloster. For the veterans among your Gloster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gloster Life Expectancy

What is the average Gloster lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gloster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gloster in 1961 was 55, and 64 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gloster ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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