Show ContentsGlenning History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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Glenning Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Glenning family

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United States Glenning migration to the United States +

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

Australia Glenning migration to Australia +

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

Glenning Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Peter Glenning, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancastershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 10th August 1838, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

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

  1. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 23rd August 2020 from on Facebook