Glaze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Glaze is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a person who worked as a glazier. The surname was originally derived from the Old English word glaes, which described a person who manufactured glass objects.

"The different forms of this name in the London Directory are Glaisher, Glaser, Glasier, Glaysher, Glazer, and Glazier. Other surnames from the manufacture of glass are Glasswright and Glassman." [1]

Early Origins of the Glaze family

The surname Glaze was first found in Yorkshire where Adam Glasere was the first listing of the family appearing in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]

As a truly occupational name Thomas le glasyer was listed in Cornwall in 1297. Later, Robert le Glasiere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Essex in 1327. [2]

Early History of the Glaze family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glaze research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1379 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Glaze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glaze Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Glaze include Glazier, Glazer, Glasier and others.

Early Notables of the Glaze family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Glaze family to Ireland

Some of the Glaze family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Glaze migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Glaze were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Glaze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Glaze, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1812 [3]
  • Frances Glaze, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1895
  • John Glaze, aged 58, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Marguerite Glaze, aged 28, who immigrated to America from Southampton, in 1897
  • Paul Glaze, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1897
Glaze Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Martha L Glaze, aged 39, who landed in America from Bury, England, in 1907
  • Lewis Glaze, aged 24, who landed in America from Wesnesbury, England, in 1907
  • Horace Glaze, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from England, in 1907
  • Annie Glaze, aged 11, who landed in America from Bury, England, in 1907
  • George I. Glaze, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Glaze migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glaze Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Eliza Glaze, aged 34, who settled in Vancouver, B.C., in 1913

Contemporary Notables of the name Glaze (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Glaze (1920-2016), American poet, playwright and novelist
  • Terrence Lee Glaze (b. 1964), singer most well known for his work in American heavy metal band Pantera
  • Daniel Ralph Glaze (1882-1968), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Isaac Glaze, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1876 [4]
  • Edward S. Glaze, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912 [4]
  • E. F. Glaze, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1926; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1928 [4]
  • Bob D. Glaze, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 5th District; Elected 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000; Defeated, 2002, 2004 [4]
  • Peter Glaze (1924-1983), English comedian


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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