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Origins of the Glover surname

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What does the name Glover mean?

The Glover surname is English. It's an occupational surname derived from the trade or business of glove-making, relatively common in the medieval era. The word itself comes from the Middle English 'glof ere' (glove maker).

Alternative variations of the name Glover

Glover, Glovere, Glovar, Gloverr, Glaver

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Where do most Glovers live?

In 1921, most Glovers lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Glovers

How common is your surname?

310th most common surname in the UK

We have 130,000 records for the Glover surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Glovers most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Glover first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Glovers

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

Common Female occupations for Glovers in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Glovers in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer


Farm Labourer


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