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Gladwin Name Meaning

English: from the late Old English personal name Glædwine, composed of the elements glæd ‘shining’, ‘joyful’ + wine ‘friend’.

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


Similar surnames: Hadwin, Goodwin, Goldwyn, Glad, Harwin, Gerwin, Gladson, Gladish

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Where is the Gladwin family from?

You can see how Gladwin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gladwin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gladwin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 195 Gladwin families living in Yorkshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Gladwin's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Gladwin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gladwin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gladwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gladwin. 16% of Gladwin men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Gladwin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gladwin were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Farmworker
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Gladwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gladwin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gladwin. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Gladwin lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gladwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gladwin in 1961 was 79, and 75 in 2004.

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