Glas Family History

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Glas Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Glass. German: variant of Glass 1 or 3. German: from a short form of the medieval personal name Gelasius, the name of a pope (492–96). Welsh: nickname meaning ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘silver-haired’.

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


Similar surnames: Glass, Klas, Blas, Glos, Gast, Galas, Plass, Lau, Klos, Sas

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Glas Family Origin

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Glas Family Occupations

What did your Glas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, (austrian Refugee) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Glas. 10% of Glas men worked as a (austrian Refugee) and 27% of Glas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glas were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • (austrian Refugee)
    10%
  • Chemichal Engineer Work Chemist manager
    10%
  • Export import Agent
    10%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    27%
  • Private Means
    14%
  • Domestic
    9%
  • Domestic Servant
    9%

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

Glas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Glas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glas 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Glas. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Glas. For the veterans among your Glas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glas Life Expectancy

What is the average Glas lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Glas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Glas in 1958 was 81, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glas

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