Glass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


United States Glass migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glass Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Duncan Glass who settled in Virginia in 1651 with his wife Mary
  • Dunkin Glass, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • Robert Glass, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • Joyce Glass, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [1]
Glass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Glass, who settled in New England in 1709 with his wife, two sons and two daughters
  • Dark Glass, who landed in Virginia in 1715 [1]
  • Sophia Glass, aged 28, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Friderich Glass, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Martin Glass, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Glass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isabella Glass, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Alex Glass, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Isaac Glass, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]
  • James, Glass Sr., aged 73, who landed in New York in 1812-1813 [1]
  • Samuel Glass, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Glass migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glass Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Glass, who arrived in Quebec in 1784
Glass Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Glass, who landed in Canada in 1820
  • Mrs. Jane Glass, aged 46 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Maria Somes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 23rd September 1847 [2]
  • Mr. John Glass, aged 18 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Maria Somes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on September 20th, 1847 [2]

Australia Glass migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Glass Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Glass, British Convict who was convicted in Edinburgh, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Charles Glass, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839 [4]
  • Miss Elizabeth Glass, (Bennie), Scottish convict who was convicted in Edinburgh, Scotland for 7 years , transported aboard the "Aurora" on 22nd April 1851, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • George Glass, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • Mary Glass, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Glass migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Glass Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Glass, Scottish settler from Dunoon travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 27th April 1860 [6]
  • Miss Jane Glass, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Sevilla" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1864 [6]
  • Archibald Glass, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Jane Glass, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Glass (post 1700) +

  • Philip Glass (b. 1937), Academy Award-nominated American composer
  • Joseph Sarsfield Glass (1874-1926), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Ronald Earle "Ron" Glass (1945-2016), American actor, best known for his role as Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982)
  • Seamon Glass (1925-2016), American actor and author
  • Bradley McConnell Glass (1931-2015), American politician, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1971
  • Noah Glass, American software developer, co-founder of Twitter
  • Hermann Glass (1878-1961), American Olympic gold medalist for gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Rear Admiral Henry Glass (1844-1908), American naval officer best remembered for his role in the bloodless capture of Guam in the Spanish-American War
  • Presley Thornton Glass (1824-1902), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Julia Glass (b. 1956), American writer awarded the National Book Award in 2002
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Leslie G V Glass (b. 1920), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [7]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. David Reuben Glass, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [8]


Suggested Readings for the name Glass +

  • 712 Glass: A Genealogist's Collection by Lucille Barco Coone.

  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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLENSWILLY 1839 (also called DAWSONS). Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Glenswilly.htm
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  8. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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