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The name Gledhill is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Gledhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name is a habitational name from the Old English gleoda which means "kite" and hyll which means "hill."

Gledhill Early Origins



The surname Gledhill was first found in Yorkshire near Halifax where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Gledhill from very ancient times. Barkisland in the West Riding of Yorkshire was home to another branch of the family but has since been lost. "Barkisland Hall, the ancient seat of the Gledhill family, is a stately mansion in the old English style of domestic architecture, and has long been the property of the Bolds of Bold Hall, Lancashire. The grammar school here, an ancient structure, was endowed in 1657 with 200 by Mrs. Sarah Gledhill" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Gledhill Spelling Variations


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Gledhill Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gledhill were recorded, including Gledall, Gledhill, Gladhill, Gladhall and others.

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Gledhill Early History


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Gledhill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gledhill research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Gledhill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gledhill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gledhill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gledhill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Gledhill family emigrate to North America:

Gledhill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gledhill, who landed in America in 1809
  • Frances Gledhill, aged 22, arrived in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Henry and James Gledhill settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • George Gledhill who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Travis Gledhill settled in Philadelphia in 1864

Gledhill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Gledhill, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Francis Gledhill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Woodstock" in 1851
  • Sarah Gledhill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Woodstock" in 1851

Gledhill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Gledhill, aged 28, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Susanna Gledhill, aged 8, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Gledhill, aged 7, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Edward Gledhill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867
  • Edward Gledhill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gledhill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gledhill (post 1700)



  • Keith Gledhill (1909-1999), American tennis champion
  • William H. Gledhill, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1896-97
  • Reuben L. Gledhill, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 4th District, 1909-10; Defeated, 1910
  • Henry W. Gledhill, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1896-98
  • Frank Gledhill, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1892-93
  • Eli Gledhill, American Republican politician, First Selectman of Stonington, Connecticut, 1904; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stonington; Elected 1906
  • Oliver Gledhill (b. 1966), English cellist
  • Ben Gledhill (b. 1989), English rugby league footballer
  • Ruth Gledhill (b. 1959), English journalist, religion correspondent for The Times
  • Jonathan Michael Gledhill (b. 1949), the 98th Bishop of Lichfield
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gledhill Historic Events


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Gledhill Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. James E Gledhill (b. 1918), English Corporal serving for the Royal Marine from Keighley, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Gledhill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gledhill 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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