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Glenon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The original Gaelic form of Glenon was O Giollain, from the word "giolla," which means "lad."

Early Origins of the Glenon family


The surname Glenon was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Glenon family


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Glenon Spelling Variations


Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Glenon were found in the archives researched. These included Gillan, Gillinan, Gillen, Gillon, Gillfinan, Gillion and many more.

Early Notables of the Glenon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Glenon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glenon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Glenon, aged 32, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Mary Glenon, aged 34, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • John Glenon, aged 4 mths., who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Catherine Glenon, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842

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