The name Gladish is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the Old English personal name Clad
Early Origins of the Gladish family
The surname Gladish 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 Gladish family
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Gladish Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gladish has been spelled many different ways, including Cladish, Claddish, Cleydiche, Claydiche, Claydyche, Gladyche, Gladish and many more.
Early Notables of the Gladish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gladish family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gladishs to arrive in North America:
Gladish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Stephen Gladish, who settled in America in 1881
- John Gladish, who arrived in Ohio in 1882