Gloster Family History

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Gloster Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Gloucester. The place originally bore the British name Glevum (apparently from a cognate of Welsh gloyw ‘bright’), to which was added the Old English element ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).

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


Similar surnames: Kloster, Plaster, Lister, Hoster, Luster, Glover, Coster, Laster

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Gloster Family Origin

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Gloster Family Occupations

What did your Gloster ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Manufacturing Silversmith and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gloster. 3% of Gloster men worked as a Manufacturing Silversmith and 44% of Gloster women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gloster were Wholesale Grocer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Manufacturing Silversmith
    3%
  • Master Silversmith
    3%
  • Merchant Engineer
    3%
  • Wholesale Grocer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    44%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

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

Gloster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gloster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gloster 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gloster. 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 Gloster. For the veterans among your Gloster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gloster Life Expectancy

What is the average Gloster lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gloster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gloster in 1961 was 55, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gloster

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