Glazebrook History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Glazebrook is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Glazebrook family lived in Glazebrook, county Lancashire, which did not become a county until 1182, more than a century after the Norman Conquest. As a result, it was treated as two different territories in the Domesday Book. At this time, the territory north of the Ribble River was considered a part of Yorkshire and the southern region part of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Glazebrook family

The surname Glazebrook was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Greysbrook or Greasborough, some say, from the time of the Norman Conquest in the year 1066 A.D. On record in circa 1100, was Bartholemew de Gresbroke who purchased an estate in Shenston in Staffordshire from Robert of Grendon, and it is thought that from this line were descended the Greysbrooks of Middleton, Warwickshire, who settled there in the early 15th century. Rixton-with-Glazebrook is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Warrington, Cheshire. The parish dates back to at least 1227 when it was listed as Glasbroc. It is derived from Glaze Brook, a Celtic river-name meaning "grey-green" having derived from the Old English word broc. [1]

Early History of the Glazebrook family

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Glazebrook Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glazebrook, Glasebrooke, Glazebroke, Glazebrough and many more.

Early Notables of the Glazebrook family (pre 1700)

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United States Glazebrook migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glazebrook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Glazebrook, aged 40, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Charles Glazebrook, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1830 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Glazebrook (post 1700) +

  • Robert E. Glazebrook (b. 1956), American professional NFL football player for the Atlanta Falcons (1978-1983)
  • Otis Allan Glazebrook (d. 1931), American politician, U.S. Consul in Jerusalem, 1916-19; Nice, 1924-29; Monaco, 1929 [3]
  • Joseph Glazebrook, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1860 [3]
  • Thomas Kirkland Glazebrook (1780-1855), English author, son of the Rev. James Glazebrook [q. v.], born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, on 4 June 1780
  • James Glazebrook (1744-1803), English divine, son of William Glazebrook, born at Madeley, Shropshire, on 11 Oct. 1744
  • Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook KCB KCVO FRS (1854-1935), English physicist, President of the Physical Society from 1903 to 1905, eponym of the Glazebrook Medal, awarded annually by the Institute of Physics to recognise leadership in the field of Physics
  • Michael George Glazebrook (1853-1926), English Headmaster of Clifton College, Canon of Ely (1905-1926)
  • Francis Kirkland Glazebrook, English Circuit Judge, Kent
  • Karl Glazebrook (b. 1966), British-born, Assistant Professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University
  • Dame Susan Gwynfa Mary Glazebrook DNZM (b. 1956), New Zealand judge of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Glazebrook 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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I breathe, I hope


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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