Renfrew (first recorded in 1116 as Glasgu), or from either of two minor places with the same name in Aberdeenshire. The origins of the place name are uncertain, it may come from the Welsh glas, or "gray," and cau, meaning "hollows."
Early Origins of the Glasgo family
Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Glasgo family
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Glasgo Spelling Variations
spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Glasgo has been spelled Glassgow, Glasgow, Glassgaw and others.
Early Notables of the Glasgo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glasgo family to Ireland
Some of the Glasgo family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Glasgo family to the New World and Oceana
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them: Edward Glascow who settled in New York in 1822; Elizabeth, Hannah, Samuel, and William Glascow settled in New England in 1760.
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