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

Gleeson Early Origins



The surname Gleeson 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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Gleeson Spelling Variations


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Gleeson Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, was what guided scribes and church officials in recording names, a practice that often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Gleeson are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of Gleeson included Gleason, Gleeson, Glissane, Gleasone, Gleesone, Glissaun, Gleasaune, Glissen and many more.

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Gleeson Early History


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Gleeson Early History



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

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Gleeson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gleeson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



The 19th century brought a massive reduction in Ireland's population. It seemed that during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the Irish people had two options: starve or immigrate. Those that chose the later frequently headed for the United States, hopeful for land, work, and equality. Those determined for free land joined the migration west; while others stayed behind to live in urban centers and often work in factories. Still others began a transitory life in work camps, building the bridges, canals, railways, and highways so critical to the rapidly development of the growing industrial nation. Early passenger and immigration lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Gleeson:

Gleeson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eledia Gleeson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]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)

Gleeson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Gleeson, who landed in New York in 1847 [1]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)
  • Martin Gleeson, who settled in New York in 1850
  • Thomas Gleeson, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [1]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)

Gleeson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Gleeson was a fisherman of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1774 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Gleeson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Gleeson, from Kilkenny, settled and was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1803 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • James Gleeson, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • John Gleeson, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Mary Gleeson, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Margaret Gleeson, aged 18, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gleeson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Gleeson, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  • Mary Gleeson, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  • Mary Gleeson, aged 17, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  • Dennis Gleeson, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Bridget Gleeson, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gleeson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matilda Gleeson, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Clare Gleeson, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Philip Gleeson, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
  • Ann Gleeson, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
  • Charlotte Gleeson, aged 6 weeks, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gleeson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gleeson (post 1700)



  • William Andrew Gleeson (1876-1967), American Democrat politician, Railway station agent; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1928, 1944 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sara Jane Gleeson (1877-1971), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1928, 1944 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jacob Gleeson, American Democrat politician, Contractor; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 20th District, 1952, 1954, 1956 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gerald A. Gleeson, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1940-53 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward W. Gleeson, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1940 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Brendan Gleeson (b. 1955), Emmy award-winning Irish actor
  • Irene Gleeson AO (1944-2013), Australian humanitarian
  • Libby Gleeson (b. 1950), Australian children's author
  • James William Gleeson (1920-2000), Australian clergyman, sixth Archbishop of Adelaide, eponym of Gleeson College
  • Seán Gleeson, English actor and director
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gleeson Historic Events


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Gleeson Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Gleeson, British Joiner 4th Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]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


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  11. ...

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