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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.

Gladstone Early Origins



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.

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Gladstone Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gladstone Early History


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Gladstone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gladstone research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Gladstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gladstone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gladstone Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gladstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. 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
  • John Gladstone, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Gladstone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Gladstone, aged 48, a joiner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Margaret Gladstone, aged 28, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"

Gladstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gladstone (post 1700)


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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
  • William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom four times from 1868 through to 1894
  • Sir Thomas Gladstone (1804-1889), 2nd Baronet, elder brother of William Ewart Gladstone
  • Erskine William Gladstone (b. 1925), Scout Association notable, Chief Scout of the United Kingdom, 1972-1982, awarded the Bronze Wolf in 1985
  • Herbert John Gladstone (1854-1930), 1st Viscount Gladstone, Home Secretary 1905-1910 and Governor-General of South Africa 1910-1914
  • Sir John Gladstone (1764-1851), 1st Baronet, English businessman and Member of Parliament, father of William Ewart Gladstone

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Motto


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Gladstone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gladstone 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.

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