Gladfelter Family History

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Gladfelter Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Swiss German Glattfelder, a habitational name for someone from a place north of Zurich named Glattfelden, from Old High German glat ‘plane’, ‘shiny’ + feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Glatfelter, Felter, Gfeller, Glatter, Glastetter, Laufer, Kletter

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Gladfelter Family Origin

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Gladfelter Family Occupations

What did your Gladfelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gladfelter. A less common occupation for the Gladfelter family was Carpenter. The most common Gladfelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Gladfelter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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Gladfelter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gladfelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gladfelter 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 Gladfelter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Gladfelter. For the veterans among your Gladfelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gladfelter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gladfelter lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gladfelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gladfelter in 1941 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gladfelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gladfelter 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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