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Where did the English Glaze family come from? What is the English Glaze family crest and coat of arms? When did the Glaze family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Glaze family history?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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glaze research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1379 is included under the topic Early Glaze History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Glaze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Glaze family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
Glaze Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Glaze Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The Glaze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glaze 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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