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Gladstone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Gladstone as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived at Gledstanes in Lanarkshire. The place-name itself is derived from the Old English words glede, which means kite, and stan, which means stone. In this case the word kite applies in its original sense as a bird of prey of the hawk family that is distinguished by its forked tail.


Early Origins of the Gladstone family


The surname Gladstone was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, 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.

Early History of the Gladstone family


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Gladstone Spelling Variations


The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Gladstone has been spelled Gladstone, Gladston, Gledstone, Gledstanes and others.

Early Notables of the Gladstone family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gladstone family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Gladstone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Gladstone, who arrived in Virginia in 1661 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Gladstone, who landed in Maryland in 1680 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Gladstone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Gladstone, aged 48, a joiner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml
  • Margaret Gladstone, aged 28, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml

Gladstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Gladstone, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Frances Gladstone, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Hannah Gladstone, aged 11 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Gladstone (post 1700)


  • Louis I. Gladstone (1927-2016), American politician, Member of the Connecticut State Senate (1958), Comptroller of Connecticut from 1967 to 1970
  • Sir Charles Angus Gladstone (b. 1964), 8th Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, Scottish peer
  • Sir John Gladstone (1764-1851), 1st Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, Scottish businessman and Member of Parliament, father of William Ewart Gladstone
  • Sir Charles Andrew Gladstone (1888-1968), 6th Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, Scottish peer
  • Sir Albert Charles Gladstone MBE (b. 1886), 5th Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, Scottish peer
  • Sir John Evelyn Gladstone (1855-1945), 4th Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, Scottish peer
  • Sir John Robert Gladstone (1852-1926), 3rd Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, Scottish peer
  • Sir Thomas Gladstone (1804-1889), 2nd Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, elder brother of William Ewart Gladstone
  • Sir Erskine William Gladstone (1925-2018), 7th Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, Scout Association notable, Chief Scout of the United Kingdom, 1972-1982, awarded the Bronze Wolf in 1985
  • William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom four times from 1868 through to 1894
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The Gladstone 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: Fide et virtute
Motto Translation: By fidelity and valour.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml


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