Glazier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The history of the name Glazier dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who 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 Glazier family
The surname Glazier was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Glazier family
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Glazier Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Glazier has undergone many spelling variations, including Glazier, Glazer, Glasier and others.
Early Notables of the Glazier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glazier family to Ireland
Some of the Glazier 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.
Glazier migration to the United States
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Glazier were among those contributors:
Glazier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Glazier, who purchased land at Woburn, Massachusetts, about the year 1640
Glazier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Conrad Glazier, who settled in New York in 1847
- Thomas Glazier, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1849 
- J Glazier, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- Anthony Glazier, who settled in Ohio in 1853
- Simon Glazier, aged 36, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1867 
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Glazier migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Glazier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Bearmsly Glazier U.E., "Heirs" who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 
Contemporary Notables of the name Glazier (post 1700)
- Eve Glazier, American actress, known for her wok on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) and Cheers (1982)
- Richard Glazier (b. 1955), American politician, Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (2003-)
- Teresa Ferster Glazier (1908-2004), American nonfiction writer, perhaps best known for her co-authored book The Least You Should Know About English
- Sidney Glazier (1916-2002), American film producer
- George G. Glazier, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1843-44 
- Frederick P. Glazier, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912; Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Tenth Middlesex District, 1923-24 
- Frank Porter Glazier (1862-1922), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 10th District, 1903-04; Michigan State Treasurer, 1905-08 
- Frank D. Glazier, American politician, Delegate to Connecticut convention to ratify 21st amendment 4th District, 1933 
- Frank D. Glazier, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Glastonbury; Elected 1904 
- Daniel Glazier, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Willington, 1824, 1829, 1833 
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- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html