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Where did the English Gleadle family come from? What is the English Gleadle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gleadle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gleadle family history?The history of the Gleadle family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the region of Gledhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name is a habitational name from the Old English gleoda which means "kite" and hyll which means "hill."
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Gleadle include Gledall, Gledhill, Gladhill, Gladhall and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gleadle research. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Gleadle History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gleadle or a variant listed above: George Gledhill who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852; Henry and James Gledhill settled in Philadelphia in 1834; Travis Gledhill settled in Philadelphia in 1864..
The Gleadle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gleadle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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