The Glenday surname was taken on from the place name Glendonwyne, a parish of Westkirk, Dumfries, on record since the 14th century.
Early Origins of the Glenday family
The surname Glenday was first found in Roxburghshire
, 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 Glenday family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glenday research.Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1451, 1667, 1408, 1387, 1388 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Glenday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Glenday Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Glendinning, Glendowyn, Glendowyne, Glendonyn, Glendonwyn, Glendening, Glendon, Glenden, Glendin, Glendining, Glendinnin, Glendyning, Glendounn, Clendenning, Clendinning and many more.
Early Notables of the Glenday family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Matthew de Glendonwyn (d. 1408), late 14th and early 15th century bishop of Glasgow, elected to the see after the death of Cardinal Walter Wardlaw, his predecessor as bishop, elected sometime between Wardlaw's death in September and Matthew's first appearance as bishop-elect in... Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glenday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Glenday family to Ireland
Some of the Glenday family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 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 Glenday family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Glenday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Glenday, who landed in Missouri in 1829 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)