Scotland, is where the name Glenie evolved. It was a name for someone who lived in Gleney, or Glennie, in Braemar, Aberdeenshire. Glennie is a surname from the region around Aberdeen, and it was originally born by generations of tenant farmers in the districts of both Dee and Don. The surname Glennie, which was originally derived from Gaelic "gleann" which means "valley", was also given to someone who resided near a valley.
Early Origins of the Glenie family
Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Glenie family
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Glenie Spelling Variations
spelling variations. Glenie has been written as Glennie, Gleny, Glen, Glenney, Glenning, Glenny and many more.
Early Notables of the Glenie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glenie family to Ireland
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Migration of the Glenie family to the New World and Oceana
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Glenie, or a variant listed above:
Glenie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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