The Glaeser name comes from the Middle High German "glas," meaning "glass," and as such was an occupational
name for a glass blower or glazier.
Early Origins of the Glaeser family
The surname Glaeser was first found in Prussia
, where bearers of the name Glaeser held a family seat.
Early History of the Glaeser family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glaeser research.Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1788, 1776, 1615, 1670, 1663, 1629 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Glaeser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Glaeser Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Glaeser include Glaeser, Glasser, Glaesser, Glazer, Glasse and many more.
Early Notables of the Glaeser family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Glaeser during this time period were Christopher Glaser (1615-c.1670), Swiss pharmaceutical chemist and author, best known for his reference Traité de la chymie (Paris, 1663), which went through ten... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glaeser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Glaeser family to the New World and Oceana
The state of Prussia
was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany
. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Glaesers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Dietrich Glaser, who came to America with his wife and three children in 1709; Johann Glaser came to Canada in 1783; Gottlieb Glaser came to Texas in 1854..
Contemporary Notables of the name Glaeser (post 1700)
- Matt Glaeser (b. 1985), American soccer player
- Edward Ludwig "Ed" Glaeser (b. 1967), American economist and Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University
- Georges Glaeser (1918-2002), French mathematician and director of the IREM of Strasbourg
- Ernst Glaeser (1902-1963), German novelist critical of the modern era; his works include "Glanz und Elend der Deutschen" and "Jahrgang 1902"