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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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

First found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was recorded at the taking of the Domesday Book (1086) as holding the estates since 1066 in that shire. They were again recorded in 1113 in that same county.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gladney research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gladney History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gladney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • James Gladney, aged 24, who arrived in America from Gruegue, Ireland, in 1907
  • Patrick Gladney, aged 22, who arrived in America from Gracgne, Ireland, in 1909
  • James Gladney, who arrived in America, in 1920
  • Margaret Gladney, aged 31, who arrived in America from Poulmounty, Ireland, in 1922
  • Thomas Gladney, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1924

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  • Heather Gladney, American author
  • Edna Browning Kahly Gladney (1886-1961), American advocate for children's rights and better living conditions for disadvantaged children
  • Dru C. Gladney, American President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College
  • Robert Lawrence "Bob" Gladney (b. 1957), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player from Come By Chance, Newfoundland


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  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Gladney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gladney 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 27 September 2015 at 16:02.

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