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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.

Glazebrook Early Origins



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 Glasbro c. It is derived from Glaze Brook, a Celtic river-name meaning "grey-green" having derived from the Old English word broc. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Glazebrook Spelling Variations


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Glazebrook Spelling Variations



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

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Glazebrook Early History


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Glazebrook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glazebrook research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glazebrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glazebrook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glazebrook Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glazebrook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Glazebrook, aged 40, landed in New York in 1812
  • Charles Glazebrook, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glazebrook (post 1700)


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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
  • Joseph Glazebrook, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1860
  • 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
  • Dame Susan Gwynfa Mary Glazebrook DNZM (b. 1956), New Zealand judge of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand
  • Major Philip Kirkland Glazebrook DSO (1880-1918), British businessman and Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Manchester South
  • Karl Glazebrook (b. 1956), British-born, Assistant Professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University

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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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: Dum spiro spero


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Citations


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Glazebrook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glazebrook 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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