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Where did the English Glidden family come from? What is the English Glidden family crest and coat of arms? When did the Glidden family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Glidden family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Glidden comes from when the family resided 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."
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Glidden has been recorded under many different variations, including Gledall, Gledhill, Gladhill, Gladhall and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glidden research. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Glidden History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Glidden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Glidden or a variant listed above:
Glidden Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Glidden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glidden 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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