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Many Irish names are merely English translations of Gaelic names. The name Gleesomb was a translation of the Gaelic name O Glasain or O Gliasain.

Gleesomb Early Origins



The surname Gleesomb was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Gleesomb Spelling Variations


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Gleesomb Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled with much consistency during the Middle Ages. As the many spelling variations of the name Gleesomb dating from that time attests: Gleason, Gleeson, Glissane, Gleasone, Gleesone, Glissaun, Gleasaune, Glissen and many more.

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Gleesomb Early History


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Gleesomb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gleesomb research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1599 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Gleesomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gleesomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gleesomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gleesomb 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



Ireland, as an English-controlled colony in the 19th century, suffered the loss of hundreds of thousands of its native people. The system of land ownership often did not sufficiently provide for the tenants who farmed the land. This was most clearly evidenced in the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. Previous years of great demand for grain products and livestock had run the land down. Many landowners foreseeing an upcoming crisis often removed families from the land or forced them to rely on pitifully small plots where only a subsistence living could be made. When the famines of 1845, 46, and 48 hit, many had nothing. Disease and starvation became widespread and families boarded ships for elsewhere any way they could. Those who went to America were instrumental in developing the industrial power known today: many Irish were employed in hard labor positions in factories and in building the bridges, canals, roads, and railways necessary for a strong industrial nation. Research of early immigration and passenger lists has shown that many bearers of the name Gleesomb: Thomas Gleason who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1762; followed by John in 1766; Nelly Gleeson settled in Canada in 1840; Martin Gleeson settled in New York in 1850.

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Citations



    Other References

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

    This page was last modified on 8 November 2012 at 16:23.

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