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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Glancy originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Fhlannchaidh. The exact meaning of this name is undetermined; it can be translated as "son of Fhlannchadh," where "flann" means "reddish" or "ruddy." However, whether "caidh" denotes warrior as has been asserted is unknown.

Glancy Early Origins



The surname Glancy was first found in Counties Clare and Leitrim. The more important of the two MacClancy septs were a branch of the MacNamaras and were from the north of County Clare, where they gave their name to Cathermacclancy. They traced their lineage from the Heber kings, and provided hereditary brehons (judges) to the O'Briens. They were most numerous in County Clare and the neighboring counties of Galway and Tipperary. The other sept of MacClancys were indigenous to Leitrim, and were Chiefs of Darty or Rosclogher. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Glancy Spelling Variations


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Glancy Spelling Variations



Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Glancy are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Clancy, Clancey, Clanchey, Clanchy, Clansey and many more.

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Glancy Early History


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Glancy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glancy research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glancy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glancy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glancy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Glancy 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



A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Glancy:

Glancy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Darby Glancy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Glancy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Glancy, aged 18, landed in New York in 1849
  • Hannah Glancy, aged 32, who arrived in America from Donegal, in 1898

Glancy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thady Glancy, aged 24, who arrived in America from Roscommon, Ireland, in 1900
  • Ellen Glancy, aged 20, who arrived in America from Virginia, Ireland, in 1903
  • Francis Glancy, aged 26, who arrived in America from Salford, England, in 1906
  • William Glancy, aged 19, who arrived in America from Dundee, in 1906
  • Annie Glancy, aged 24, who arrived in America from Carrick on Shannon, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glancy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glancy (post 1700)



  • Harrison Smith "Harry" Glancy (1904-2002), American gold medalist swimmer at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Diane Glancy (b. 1941), Cherokee poet, author and playwright from Kansas City, Missouri
  • Brigadier-General Alfred Robinson Glancy (1881-1959), American Head of Tank-Automobile Center (1942-1943)

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Glancy Historic Events


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Glancy Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Wilson Glancy, Scottish Assistant Steward from Glasgow, Scotland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Joseph Glancy, Irish 2nd Class passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada returning to Ireland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
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The Glancy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glancy 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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