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Glan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German , Irish


The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name Glan is Mag Flhloinn, which is derived from the word "flann," which means "ruddy."


Early Origins of the Glan family


The surname Glan was first found in county Athlone, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Glan family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glan research.
Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1014 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Glan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glan Spelling Variations


The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Glan family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including MacGlynn, MacGlinn, McGlynn, McGlinn and others.

Early Notables of the Glan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Glan family to the New World and Oceana


Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North America. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Glan or one of its variants:

Glan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Glan, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Robert Glan, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]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)
  • John Glan, who settled in Virginia in 1655
  • John Glan, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]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)

Glan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Glan, who arrived in New England in 1740 [1]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 Glan (post 1700)


  • Pentti "Whitey" Glan (1946-2017), Finnish rock drummer, best known for his work with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed

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  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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