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Glandfield is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Glandfield family lived in Suffolk. The name however, is not a reference to this place, but to the family's place of residence sometime prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Glanville, near Calvados, Normandy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Early Origins of the Glandfield family


The surname Glandfield was first found in Suffolk an Norfolk. Bromeholme in the parish of Bacton in Norfolk was an ancient family seat established shortly after the Norman Conquest. "A priory for Cluniac monks, dedicated to St. Andrew, was founded in 1113, by William de Glanvill, and for some time subsisted as a cell to the monastery at Castle Acre." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Again in Suffolk, but this time in Leiston, Ranulph de Glanville endowed the monastery there in honour of the Virgin Mary in 1182.

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Early History of the Glandfield family

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Early History of the Glandfield family


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Glandfield Spelling Variations

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Glandfield Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Glanfield, Glanville, Glenville and others.

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Early Notables of the Glandfield family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Glandfield family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Glanfield, the Earl of Suffolk; Sir John Glanville, the elder (1542-1600), born in Tavistock, an English Member of Parliament and judge; Sir John Glanville the younger (1586-1661), an...
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Migration of the Glandfield family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Glandfield family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glandfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Glandfield, aged 24, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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