Gloucester Family History

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Gloucester Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Gloster, Worcester, Rochester, Lancaster, Lester, Grueter, Kloster

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Gloucester Family Origin

Where is the Gloucester family from?

Gloucester Family Occupations

What did your Gloucester ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gloucester family was Journeyman Baker. The most common Gloucester occupation in the UK was Chancery Registrars Clerk (C G O). 25% of Gloucester's were Chancery Registrars Clerk (C G O)s. Chancery Registrars Clerk (C G O), Dressmaker and Gold Beater were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gloucester.

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  • Chancery Registrars Clerk (C G O)

  • Dressmaker

  • Gold Beater

  • Journeyman Baker


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

Gloucester Historical Records

What Gloucester family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gloucester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gloucester census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Gloucester

Passenger List

There are 56 immigration records available for the last name Gloucester. 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 93 military records available for the last name Gloucester. For the veterans among your Gloucester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gloucester Life Expectancy

What is the average Gloucester lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Gloucester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gloucester in 1962 was 77, and 71 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gloucester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gloucester 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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