The surname Glassford was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
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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:
Glassford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Miss Elizabeth Glassford, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th August 1856 
James William "Bill" Glassford (1914-2016), American football player and coach who lived to be 102 years old
Vice Admiral William A. Glassford, U.S. Navy officer who served during World War II
Leo R. Glassford, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from St. Clair County 2nd District, 1932 
Albert Glassford, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 21st District, 1932 
John Glassford (1715-1783), Scottish merchant of Glasgow, a tobacco merchant on a large scale, one of the original members of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce; he owned tobacco plantations in Virginia and Maryland
James Glassford (d. 1845), Scottish legal writer and traveller, son of John Glassford of Dougalston
John Glassford (b. 1946), retired English cricketer
^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X