The distinguished surname Glew is of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin. It is derived from the Old English "cloh," meaning "ravine" or "steep-sided valley," and was first used to refer to a "dweller in the hollow."
Early Origins of the Glew family
The surname Glew was first found in Denbighshire
, where the most prominent branch of the family held a family seat
from the 13th century. The original bearers of the name were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Glew family
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Glew Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Glew are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Glew include Clough, Cluf, Cluffe, Cluff, Cloughe, Clow, De Clue and many more.
Early Notables of the Glew family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glew family to Ireland
Some of the Glew family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Glew family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Glew, or a variant listed above:
Glew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Glew, who landed in Virginia in 1664 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Glew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary A. Glew, aged 55, who settled in America from London, in 1897
Glew Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Edward Glew, aged 19, who settled in America from Hull, England, in 1907
- Frederick J.K Glew, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1909
- Ambrose H. Glew, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Soole, England, in 1910
- Ernest Glew, aged 32, who emigrated to America from Sutten in Ashfield, England, in 1912
- Florence Glew, aged 26, who landed in America from Dukenfield, England, in 1912
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Glew Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Alfred Glew, aged 36, who emigrated to Verdun, Canada, in 1918
Contemporary Notables of the name Glew (post 1700)
- Philip Glew (b. 1983), British auto racing driver
The Glew 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: Sine macula
Motto Translation: Without spot.