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Origins of the Glanville surname

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About the Glanvilles

We have a total number of 14920 records for people with the last name Glanville.

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Where do most Glanvilles live?

In 1921, most Glanvilles lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Glanvilles

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We have 12,800 records for the Glanville surname. The oldest one dates back to 1822.

Who were Glanvilles most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Glanville first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Glanvilles

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Glanvilles in 1921


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Glanvilles in 1921


General Labourer




Farm Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


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