Glanville Family History

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Glanville Name Meaning

(of Norman origin) habitational name from a place in Calvados, France, named from a Germanic personal name of uncertain form and meaning + Old French ville ‘settlement’. habitational name from Glanvill Farm in Devon, Clanville in Somerset and Hampshire, or Clanfield in Hampshire, or from some other place likewise named with Old English cl?ne ‘clean’ (i.e. free of brambles and undergrowth) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ (see Field).

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

Similar surnames: Granville, Linville, Banville, Saville, Lavelle, Carville, Neville

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Glanville Family Origin

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Glanville Family Occupations

What did your Glanville ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Grocer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glanville. A less common occupation for the Glanville family was Dressmaker. The most common Glanville occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Glanville's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Labourer

  • Dressmaker


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

Glanville Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Glanville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glanville 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Glanville. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Glanville. For the veterans among your Glanville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glanville Life Expectancy

What is the average Glanville lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Glanville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Glanville in 1956 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glanville

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glanville 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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