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Glenn Early Origins



The surname Glenn 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.

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Glenn Spelling Variations


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Glenn Spelling Variations



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

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Glenn Early History


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Glenn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glenn research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1386, and 1422 are included under the topic Early Glenn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glenn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glenn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Glenn In Ireland


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Glenn In Ireland



Some of the Glenn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glenn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Glenn, who landed in America in 1809
  • John Glenn, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • William Glenn, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1814
  • Simon Glenn, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • Agnes Glenn, who settled in Portsmouth or Norfolk, VA in 1820
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
  • John Glenn (1833-1886), Irish immigrant to Canada, the first documented European to settle in the Calgary, Alberta in 1873 with his wife Adelaide (née Belcourt), together they built a small log cabin in what is now Fish Creek Provincial Park

Glenn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Patrick Glenn, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)

Glenn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Glenn, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Mary Glenn, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  • Samuel Glenn, aged 42, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"
  • Bridget Glenn, aged 31, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Catherine Glenn, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glenn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glenn (post 1700)



  • Colonel (USMC, Ret.) John Herschel Glenn Jr. (1921-2016), first American astronaut to orbit the earth and the oldest person to have entered orbit, having flown into space in 1998 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-95 at age 77, United States Senator for Ohio (1975-1999), and eponym of Glenn Research Center
  • Theodore Scott Glenn (b. 1941), American actor, known for his roles in Urban Cowboy (1980), The Right Stuff (1983), The River (1984), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and many more
  • John Glenn (b. 1928), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played 32 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1960
  • John W. Glenn (1850-1888), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1871 to 1877
  • John Thomas Glenn (1844-1899), American politician, 31st Mayor of Atlanta from 1889 to 1891
  • John Lyles Glenn Jr. (1892-1938), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of South Carolina (1929-1938)
  • John Glenn (1795-1853), American jurist, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (1852-1853)
  • John Patrick Glenn, American screenwriter, producer, and director
  • Brigadier-General Charles Roland Glenn (1891-1970), American Deputy Air Surgeon of the Army Air Force (1944-1945)
  • Robert Broadnax Glenn (1854-1920), Democratic governor of North Carolina from 1905 to 1909
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Glenn Historic Events


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Glenn Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert Glenn (b. 1909), Irish Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Ballingstraid, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Ireland, 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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  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Glenn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glenn 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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