Gladish Family History

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Gladish Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Glydwish in Burwash, Sussex, which is named from Old English glida ‘kite’ + Old English wisc ‘marshy meadow’. Altered spelling of German Gladisch, from the personal name Gladu, Slavic form of Claudius, or a nickname for a proper looking person, from Slavic gladki ‘smooth’.

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

Similar surnames: Gladis, Bowdish, Beamish, Glad, Kadish, Slavich, Lais, Flash, Larish

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Gladish Family Origin

Where is the Gladish family from?

Gladish Family Occupations

What did your Gladish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gladish occupation in the UK was Coachman. 25% of Gladish's were Coachmans. Coachman, General Miller Journeyman and Grocer Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gladish. A less common occupation for the Gladish family was Millers Loader.

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  • Coachman

  • General Miller Journeyman

  • Grocer Master

  • Millers Loader


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

Gladish Historical Records

What Gladish family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gladish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gladish 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 387 immigration records available for the last name Gladish. 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 838 military records available for the last name Gladish. For the veterans among your Gladish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gladish Life Expectancy

What is the average Gladish lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gladish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gladish in 1952 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gladish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gladish 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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