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Where did the Irish Glassen family come from? When did the Glassen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Glassen family history?Gaelic is at the heart of many of the Irish surnames that can be found throughout the world today. The original Gaelic form of the name Glassen is Mac Glasain or Mac Glaisin; both are derived from the word "glas," which means "green" or "gray-green."
Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Glassen that are preserved in documents of the family history are MacGlashan, MacGlashen, MacGlasheen, MacGlassan, MacGlasson, Houneen, O'Houneen and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glassen research. Another 207 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1515, 1548, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Glassen History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Glassen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Glassen:
Glassen Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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