Glan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Glan family

The surname Glan was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Important Dates for the Glan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glan research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1746, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Glan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glan, Glane, Gland, Glanner, Glannes, Glans, Glanz, Glen, Glane and many more.

Early Notables of the Glan family (pre 1700)

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

Glan migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Glan, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Robert Glan, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • John Glan, who settled in Virginia in 1655
  • John Glan, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]
Glan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Glan, who arrived in New England in 1740 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Glan (post 1700)

  • Pentti "Whitey" Glan (1946-2017), Finnish rock drummer, best known for his work with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed

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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)
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