Gladding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gladding family

The surname Gladding was first found in Staffordshire and Lincolnshire where Gladuin(e) was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1] In Latin, the place name was listed as Gladuin-us and Gleduin-us. [2]

While both counties are listed in the Domesday Book, Staffordshire was the county that had the first listing for the family: Glad(e)wine was listed at Burton, Staffordshire c. 1113. A few years later, Henry and Peter Gladwine were listed at Winton, Hampshire in 1148 and Robert Gledewyne was later listed in the Assize Rolls of Kent in 1317. [3]

This latter source continues to note that the name "was unrecorded in Old English, but fairly common in the 12th century." [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Walter Gladewyne and Roger Gladewine as both holding lands in Cambridgeshire at that time. [4]

Two sources notes that the name could have been a nickname for "merry or kind friend from the [Old English glaed + wine, friend] " [2] or "kind friend" [5]

Early History of the Gladding family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gladding research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1455, 1487, 1668 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Gladding History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gladding Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gladwin, Gladwine, Gladewin, Gladwind, Gladwyne, Cladwin, Cladwine and many more.

Early Notables of the Gladding family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gladding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gladding migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gladding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W Gladding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [6]
  • W B Gladding, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [6]
  • William B Gladding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [6]

Australia Gladding migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gladding Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Gladding, (b. 1833), aged 22, Cornish mason, from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Sultana" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 19th May 1855 [7]
  • Mr. Edward Gladding, (b. 1857), aged 20, Cornish engineer who immigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Spitport" in 1863 convicted at Darlinghurst Gaol in 1877 [8]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf


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