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Many Irish names are merely English translations of Gaelic names. The name Glaesume was a translation of the Gaelic name O Glasain or O Gliasain.

Glaesume Early Origins



The surname Glaesume was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Glaesume Spelling Variations


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Glaesume Spelling Variations



In the days before Gaelic or English gained any significant semblance of standardization, the scribes who created documents simply recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research into the Glaesume family history revealed numerous spelling variations of the name, including Gleason, Gleeson, Glissane, Gleasone, Gleesone, Glissaun, Gleasaune, Glissen and many more.

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Glaesume Early History


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Glaesume Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glaesume research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1599 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Glaesume History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glaesume Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glaesume Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glaesume Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The 19th century brought a massive reduction in Ireland's population. It seemed that during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the Irish people had two options: starve or immigrate. Those that chose the later frequently headed for the United States, hopeful for land, work, and equality. Those determined for free land joined the migration west; while others stayed behind to live in urban centers and often work in factories. Still others began a transitory life in work camps, building the bridges, canals, railways, and highways so critical to the rapidly development of the growing industrial nation. Early passenger and immigration lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Glaesume: Thomas Gleason who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1762; followed by John in 1766; Nelly Gleeson settled in Canada in 1840; Martin Gleeson settled in New York in 1850.

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