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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gleason

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Gleason

Gleason Fournier is an athlete for the Alaska Aces (ECHL) in the ECHL. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Gleason was born on September 8th, 1991 in Rimouski.


Gleason was born on October 29th, 1880. They died on June 28th, 1966.


Gleason Belzile was a civil law notary. Gleason was born on August 30th, 1898 in Rimouski. He left this life on July 25th, 1950.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gleason

Jackie Gleason was an actor, comedian, and musician. His career lasted from 1941 to 1986. Jackie was given the name John Herbert Gleason on February 26th, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He breathed his last breath on June 24th, 1987.


Steve Gleason is a football player for the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. Steve was born on March 19th, 1977 in Spokane, Washington.


Paul Gleason was an actor. His career lasted from 1965 to 2006. Paul was given the name Paul Xavier Gleason on May 4th, 1939 in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 27th, 2006.


Joanna Gleason is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. Joanna was given the name Joanne Hall on June 2nd, 1950 in Toronto.


Linda Miller is an actress and actor. Linda was given the name Linda Mae Gleason on September 16th, 1942 in New York City. Linda is also known as Gleason and Linda.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1914 to 1914. James was born on May 23rd, 1882 in New York City. He left this life on April 12th, 1959.


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Popularity of Gleason as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gleason U.S.
  White 92.38% 64.26%
  African American 1.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gleason

People with the last name Gleason are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gleason

  • How Popular is the name Gleason? Gleason is the 19,059th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gleason was the 1,395th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gleason have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 383 babies born with the first name Gleason in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gleason to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gleason? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Gleason first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gleason is Thursday, October 8th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Gleason born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gleason was in 1918 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Gleason: Your name in reverse order is Nosaelg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lagsoen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gleason? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,416 people with the last name Gleason.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gleason? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Gleason as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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