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Gleason Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

Similar surnames: Glendon, Glennon, Glasson, Greason, Gleeson, Eason, Alexson, Gregson

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Gleason Family Origin

Where is the Gleason family from?

Gleason Family Occupations

What did your Gleason ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Gen Lab and Ag Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gleason. The most common Gleason occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Gleason's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gleason family was Boiler Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Gen Lab

  • Ag Laborer

  • Boiler Maker


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

Gleason Historical Records

What Gleason family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 164,000 census records available for the last name Gleason. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gleason 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Gleason. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Gleason. For the veterans among your Gleason ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gleason Life Expectancy

What is the average Gleason lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gleason life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gleason in 1943 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gleason

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gleason 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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