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Gleave History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Welsh



Early Origins of the Gleave family


The surname Gleave was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Highliegh who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Early History of the Gleave family


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Gleave Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gleave, Gleve, Gleyve, Gleffe, Glefe, Glive, Glieve, Gleive, Gleaves, Glave, Glaves and many more.

Early Notables of the Gleave family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gleave family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gleave Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Gleave, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gleave (post 1700)


  • Frederick "Fred" Gleave, English professional rugby league footballer who played for Wigan (1903-1914) and for the England National Team in 1913
  • Elliot John Gleave (b. 1982), known by his stage name Example, is an English pop singer
  • Alfred Pullen Gleave (1911-1999), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Biggar (1968-1974)
  • Group Captain Thomas Percy "Tom" Gleave CBE (1908-1993), British fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain; he was shot down and due to his injuries became the first and only Chief Guinea Pig when he had experimental reconstructive plastic surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Sussex
  • Lisa Gleave (b. 1976), Australian actress and model, known for her work as a Barker's Beauty on The Price Is Right

Historic Events for the Gleave family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Gleave, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  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. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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