The western seacoast of Scotland
and the rugged Hebrides
islands made up the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada, the ancestral home of the Glasner family. Glasner is a name for a person with gray hair. The surname Glass is derived from the Gaelic word glas,
which means gray,
however, it may also be a shortened Anglicized form of the surname MacGille Glais,
which means son of the gray lad.
Early Origins of the Glasner family
The surname Glasner was first found in Buteshire
(Gaelic Siorrachd Bhòid), an island region of western Scotland
within the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Glasner family
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Glasner Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Glasner include many spelling variations
. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Glass, Glas, MacGilleglas, Glasse and others.
Early Notables of the Glasner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glasner family to Ireland
Some of the Glasner family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Glasner family to the New World and Oceana
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence
, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan
societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Glasners to arrive in North America: Duncan Glass who settled in Virginia in 1651 with his wife Mary; William Glass settled in New England
in 1709 with his wife, two sons and two daughters.