Glad History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Glad family

The surname Glad was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Glad family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glad research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 169 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Glad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glad Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glet, Glett, Glot, Gloton, Glad, Gladat, Glat and many more.

Early Notables of the Glad family (pre 1700)

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United States Glad migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glad Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Erich Glad, who landed in New York in 1791 [1]
  • Erick Glad, who arrived in New York in 1791 [1]
Glad Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eugene Glad, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857 [1]
  • Alajos Glad, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Anna K. Glad, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Elina S. Glad, aged 11, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Fredrika G. Glad, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Glad Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Brita Glad, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1901
  • Anna Glad, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Anton Glad, aged 23, who landed in America from Rake, Austria, in 1909
  • Antonia Glad, aged 16, who immigrated to America from Lubla, Austria, in 1909
  • Agnes Glad, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Glad (post 1700) +

  • John Glad (1941-2015), American academic
  • Thoralf Glad (1878-1969), Norwegian gold medalist sailor at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Emil Glad (1929-2009), Croatian actor


  1. ^ 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)


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