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Glew is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Glew family lived in Lancashire, where they were found since the early Middle Ages.

Glew Early Origins



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.

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Glew Spelling Variations


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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.

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Glew Early History


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Glew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glew research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1570, and 1730 are included under the topic Early Glew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glew Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Glew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 and Ireland 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

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glew Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Glew, aged 36, who emigrated to Verdun, Canada, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glew (post 1700)



  • Philip Glew (b. 1983), British auto racing driver

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Glew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glew 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 November 2015 at 07:57.

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