Glazer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Glazer surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Glazer began when someone in that family 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.
Early Origins of the Glazer family
The surname Glazer was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Glazer family
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Glazer Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Glazer has appeared include Glazier, Glazer, Glasier and others.
Early Notables of the Glazer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glazer family to Ireland
Some of the Glazer 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.
Glazer migration to the United States
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Glazer arrived in North America very early:
Glazer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Lenhard Glazer, aged 46, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 
- John Glazer, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 
Glazer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Basche Glazer, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
- Aaron Kitno Glazer, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1905
- Chane Glazer, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1905
- Eisiz Glazer, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Jagorny, Russia, in 1914
- Alec Glazer, aged 17, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1916
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Contemporary Notables of the name Glazer (post 1700)
- Sidney Glazer, American historian and educator
- Thomas Zachariah "Tom" Glazer (1914-2003), American folk singer and songwriter
- Nathan Glazer (b. 1924), American sociologist, writer and educator
- Malcolm Irving Glazer (b. 1928), American businessman and sports-team owner
- Eugene Robert Glazer, American actor
- Matt Glazer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 
- Margaret Glazer, American politician, Representative from California 37th District, 2000 
- Louis B. Glazer, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 15th District, 1937; Candidate for New York State Senate 10th District, 1938 
- Joseph J. Glazer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1944 
- Joseph Glazer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 
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- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html