Glassop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Glassop family

The surname Glassop was first found in Derbyshire at Glossop, a market town that is today within the Borough of High Peak. The place name is thought to be of Saxon origin derived from the Old English personal name "Glott" + hop as in "valley of a man called Glott." [1]

Moving forward from the Saxon time, the Domesday Book lists the place as Old Glossop Lyfing in Longdendale and was listed as "the land of the King." [2]

William Peverell (c. 1040-c. 1115) (Latin: William Piperellus), a Norman knight, listed on "The Battle Abbey Roll" was granted the manor and lands by King William I. His father, William Peverell the Elder was probably a legitimate son of William the Conqueror and a Saxon princess named Maud Ingelrica.

Today Old Gossop is a parish village and part of the town of Glossop.

Important Dates for the Glassop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glassop research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glassop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glassop Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glossop, Glossopp, Glassop, Glassupp, Glossup, Glossupp, Glasshope, Glosshope, Glossopp and many more.

Early Notables of the Glassop family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Glassop family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. The name also migrated to Australia but was not amongst the First Fleet of settlers..

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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