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Where did the Scottish Glover family come from? What is the Scottish Glover family crest and coat of arms? When did the Glover family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Glover family history?The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the forefathers of the Glover family. It is a name for a glovemaker, which was an important trade during medieval times. In Latin documents the surname Glover is rendered cirothecarius, which means glovemaker in that language.
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Glover has been written Glover, Glovere and others.
First found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glover research. Another 239 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1426, 1440, 1602, 1625, 1650, 1688 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Glover History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 167 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glover Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Glover family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Glover:
Glover Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Glover Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Glover Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Glover Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glover 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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