Glavin Family History

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Glavin Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gláimhin, from a diminutive of glámh ‘satirist’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Láimhín, formerly Mag Fhlaithimhín, from flaitheamh ‘ruler’. Mag Láimhín has sometimes been ‘translated’ Hand, from the similarity of the reduced form to lámh ‘hand’.

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

Similar surnames: Lavin, Gavin, Slavin, Clavin, Flavin, Glave, Savin, Glackin, Levin

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Glavin Family Origin

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Glavin Family Occupations

What did your Glavin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Glavin. 9% of Glavin men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Glavin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glavin were Brewers Drayman and Cleaner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • A R P Worker
  • Asst Elec School Teacher Kec
  • Brewers Drayman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Brewery Worker
  • Canteen Waitress
  • Cleaner

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

Glavin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Glavin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glavin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Glavin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Glavin. For the veterans among your Glavin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glavin Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Glavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Glavin in 1952 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Glavin

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