Glen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Glen family

The surname Glen was first found in Peebles-shire where they held a family seat from early times. The Glen family name is derived from the ancient word "glean" meaning a small valley. The name was first found in the lands of Glen in the parish of Traquair in Peeblesshire, Scotland. The Chief of the family, Colban, received his lands of Quilte in a legacy from the Queen, which was later confirmed by Robert the Bruce in the following year, 1329.

Important Dates for the Glen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glen research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1386, and 1422 are included under the topic Early Glen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glen, Glenn, Glenne and others.

Early Notables of the Glen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Glen family to Ireland

Some of the Glen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Sander Glen purchased land in New York in 1639
  • Sander Leedertsz Glen, who landed in New York, NY in 1639 [1]
  • Sander Leenaerls Glen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1639 [1]
  • Sander Leenaerts Glen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1639 [1]
  • Sander Leendertse Glen, who arrived in New York in 1639 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Glen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Glen, who arrived in Maryland in 1707-1708 [1]
  • Archibald Glen, who arrived in Georgia in 1738 [1]
  • Jane Glen, who arrived in South Carolina in 1743 [1]
  • Alexander Glen, aged 36, who arrived in New York in 1774 [1]
  • John Glen, who landed in America in 1795 [1]
Glen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Glen, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • Jean Glen, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • Jeany Glen, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • Jennet Glen, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • William Glen, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glen migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Glen, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1775
Glen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Glen, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Taddy Glen, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Rose Glen, aged 18, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Matthew Glen, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

Glen migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Glen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Glen, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [2]
  • Hannah Glen, aged 24, a needlewoman, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

Glen migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Glen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. T. Glen, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Blundell" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1848 [3]
  • Mrs. Glen, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK with 5 children aboard the ship "Blundell" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1848 [3]
  • Mr. George Glen (Gien), British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th March 1852 [3]
  • Mr. Joseph A. Glen, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 [3]
  • Joseph A. Glen, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Glen (post 1700)

  • John Glen (1809-1895), American politician, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (1855-1856)
  • Marla Glen (b. 1960), American jazz singer
  • John Glen, American politician, Village President of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, 1960-69 [4]
  • John Glen (1809-1895), American politician, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, 1855-56 [4]
  • John Glen, American politician, Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, 1797-98 [4]
  • Henry Glen (1739-1814), American politician, Representative from New York 8th District, 1793-1801 [4]
  • Harry M. Glen, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Seneca County, 1894-95, 1897 [4]
  • George R. Glen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1936 [4]
  • John Glen (b. 1932), English film director, best known for his work on eight James Bond films from the 1960s to the 1980s
  • Sir Alexander "Sandy" Richard Glen KBE, DSC (1912-2004), Scottish explorer of the Arctic
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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