Gladson Family History

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Gladson Name Meaning

English: unexplained. In form, this appears to be a patronymic from Glad, but there is no evidence that this was ever a personal name. It may be an English variant of Scottish Gladstone. The surname appears to have died out in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Glasson, Clayson, Gadson, Goodson, Ganson, Gladstone, Gladwin

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Gladson Family Origin

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Gladson Family Occupations

What did your Gladson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Bricklayer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gladson. A less common occupation for the Gladson family was Dealer In Works Of Art. The most common Gladson occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 11% of Gladson's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

  • Bricklayer

  • Coal Miner

  • Dealer In Works Of Art


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

Gladson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gladson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gladson 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 192 immigration records available for the last name Gladson. 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 891 military records available for the last name Gladson. For the veterans among your Gladson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gladson Life Expectancy

What is the average Gladson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gladson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gladson in 1954 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gladson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gladson 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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