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Early Origins of the Glassner family

The surname Glassner was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Glassner family

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Glassner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glasau, Glaser, Glas, Glesau, Gleser, Glossauer, Gleissenaur, Klassau and many more.

Early Notables of the Glassner family

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United States Glassner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glassner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Glassner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 1
Glassner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Glassner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840
  • George Glassner, aged 34, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 1
  • Peter, IV Glassner, who landed in America in 1850 1
  • August Glassner, who settled in Illinois in 1866

Contemporary Notables of the name Glassner (post 1700) +

  • Barry Glassner, American president of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
  • Jonathan Glassner, American two-time Gemini Award nominated television writer, director, and producer
  • Michael S. Glassner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008 2
  • Erika Glässner (1890-1959), German actress

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook