Origins Available: Irish
, the name Gillespie is the usual modern form of MacGillespick, or "Mac Giolla Epscoip," which means "son of the servant or follower of the bishop."
Early Origins of the Clasby family
The surname Clasby was first found in County Donegal
(Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they had been documented in Ireland
since the invasion led by Strongbow
, the Earl of Pembroke in 1172.
Early History of the Clasby family
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Clasby Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gillespie, Gillespick, MacGillespie, MacGillespick, Glaspey, Clubsy and many more.
Early Notables of the Clasby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clasby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Clasby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M Clasby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Clasby (post 1700)
- Charles J. Clasby, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the 2nd District of Alaska Territory, 1939-44 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Clasby Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Tu certas salutis anchora
Motto Translation: A sure anchor of safety.