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The surname Glenne 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Glen, Glenn, Glenne and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glenne research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1386, and 1422 are included under the topic Early Glenne History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Glenne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Glenne 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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Glenne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Glenne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glenne 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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