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Glenning History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The surname Glenning is Anglicized form of the Gaelic Patronymic name Mag Leannáin, meaning "son of Leannán." The root word of this name is "leann," meaning "cloak."

Early Origins of the Glenning family


The surname Glenning was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Glenning family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glenning research.
Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Glenning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glenning Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gillion, Glennon, Glenon, Glennin, Glenning and many more.

Early Notables of the Glenning family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Glenning family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glenning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Glenning, who arrived in New York in 1804

The Glenning Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Generosus et animosus
Motto Translation: Generous and courageous


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