The Glaesse 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 Glaesse family
The surname Glaesse was first found in Prussia
, where bearers of the name Glaesse held a family seat.
Early History of the Glaesse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glaesse 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 Glaesse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Glaesse Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Glaesse include Glaeser, Glasser, Glaesser, Glazer, Glasse and many more.
Early Notables of the Glaesse family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Glaesse 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 Glaesse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Glaesse family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Glaesse 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..