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The name Glanville was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Glanville 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)


Glanville Early Origins



The surname Glanville 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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Glanville Spelling Variations


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Glanville Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Glanfield, Glanville, Glenville and others.

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Glanville Early History


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Glanville Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glanville research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1600, 1586, 1661, 1614, 1644, 1664 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Glanville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glanville Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glanville Early Notables (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...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glanville 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glanville Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Glanville arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • James Glanville, aged 39, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham"
  • Richard Glanville, aged 35, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"
  • John Glanville, aged 25, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Australia"
  • Johnson Glanville, aged 21, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glanville Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Glanville arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glanville (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glanville (post 1700)



  • Brandi Glanville (b. 1972), American television personality and former fashion model, best known for her role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • Douglas Metunwa Glanville (b. 1970), former American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Jerry Glanville (b. 1941), former American NFL football player and head coach
  • Harold James Glanville (1854-1930), English Liberal Party politician
  • Christine Glanville (1924-1999), English puppeteer
  • Stephen Ranulph Kingdon Glanville MBE (1900-1956), English historian and Egyptologist
  • Brian Lester Glanville (b. 1931), English football writer and novelist
  • Ranulph Glanville (1946-2014), British freelance researcher in architecture and cybernetics
  • Sir William Henry Glanville CB CBE FRS (1900-1976), British civil engineer who worked and developed models for the Dam Busters Raid

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Glanville Historic Events


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Glanville Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Reginald Thomas Glanville, British Chief Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  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.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Glanville Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glanville 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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