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Originally, Glässe was a nickname 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.

Glässe Early Origins



The surname Glässe 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.

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Glässe Spelling Variations


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Glässe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Glässe has appeared in various documents spelled Glass, Glas, MacGilleglas, Glasse and others.

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Glässe Early History


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Glässe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glässe research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glässe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glässe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glässe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Glässe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glässe In Ireland


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Glässe In Ireland



Some of the Glässe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Glässe, or a variant listed above:

Glässe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Duning Glasse, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Glässe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Glasse, who landed in Virginia in 1724

Glässe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander P. Glasse, aged 32, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Jane B. Glasse, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Frances E. Glasse, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875

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Motto


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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: Luctor
Motto Translation: I struggle, but am not overwhelmed.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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    The Glässe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glässe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 November 2010 at 10:01.

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