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Where did the English Glew family come from? When did the Glew family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Glew family history?The name Glew was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Glew family lived in Lancashire, where they were found since the early Middle Ages.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Glew have been found, including Clough, Cluf, Cluffe, Cluff, Cloughe, Clow, De Clue and many more.
First found in Denbighshire, where the most prominent branch of the family held a family seat from the 13th century. The original bearers of the name were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glew research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1570, and 1730 are included under the topic Early Glew History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Glew were among those contributors:
Glew Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Glew Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Glew Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
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