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The ancient Dalriadan kingdom consisted of the Hebrides islands, and the rugged mountains of Scotland west coast. The name Glasson began in this region; it was a nickname for a person with gray hair. The surname Glass is derived from the Gaelic word glas, which means gray, however, it may also be a shortened Anglicized form of the surname MacGille Glais, which means son of the gray lad.

Glasson Early Origins



The surname Glasson was first found in Buteshire (Gaelic Siorrachd Bhòid), an island region of western Scotland within the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, 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.

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Glasson Spelling Variations


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Glasson Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Glasson has been spelled Glass, Glas, MacGilleglas, Glasse and others.

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Glasson Early History


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Glasson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glasson research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glasson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glasson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glasson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Glasson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glasson In Ireland


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Glasson In Ireland



Some of the Glasson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Glasson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Glasson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH SOVEREIGN 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847BritishSovereign.htm
  • R. Glasson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  • Richard Glasson, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  • Thomas Glasson, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  • William Glasson, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARQUE CAUCASIAN 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1852.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glasson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Glasson, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glasson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glasson (post 1700)



  • Gregory Scott Glasson (b. 1974), American bass player
  • Franklin Clark Glasson (1913-1994), American golf course architect
  • William Lee Glasson Jr. (b. 1960), American professional PGA golfer
  • Levi L. Glasson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1924, 1926 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph H. Glasson (1857-1923), American Democrat politician, Merchant; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1915-18 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Stephen John "Steve" Glasson OAM (b. 1969), Australian bowls player ranked number one in the world in 2004, current Australian national bowls coach
  • Martin Jamie Glasson (b. 1973), former English cricketer from Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Ernest Désiré Glasson (1839-1907), French academic and jurist
  • William "Bill" Glasson AO (b. 1953), Australian ophthalmologist and politician, President of the Australian Medical Association (2003-2005)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Luctor
Motto Translation: I struggle, but am not overwhelmed.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH SOVEREIGN 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847BritishSovereign.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARQUE CAUCASIAN 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1852.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

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  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Glasson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glasson 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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