The name Gladdish was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Old English personal name Clad
Early Origins of the Gladdish family
The surname Gladdish was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England
. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation
, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.
Early History of the Gladdish family
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Gladdish Spelling Variations
Gladdish has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Gladdish have been found, including Cladish, Claddish, Cleydiche, Claydiche, Claydyche, Gladyche, Gladish and many more.
Early Notables of the Gladdish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gladdish family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gladdish Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Gladdish, who settled in Toronto in 1871