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The Anglo-Saxon name Glidden comes from when the family resided in the region of Gledhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name is a habitational name from the Old English gleoda which means "kite" and hyll which means "hill."

Glidden Early Origins



The surname Glidden was first found in Yorkshire near Halifax where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Gledhill from very ancient times. Barkisland in the West Riding of Yorkshire was home to another branch of the family but has since been lost. "Barkisland Hall, the ancient seat of the Gledhill family, is a stately mansion in the old English style of domestic architecture, and has long been the property of the Bolds of Bold Hall, Lancashire. The grammar school here, an ancient structure, was endowed in 1657 with 200 by Mrs. Sarah Gledhill" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Glidden Spelling Variations


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Glidden Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Glidden has been recorded under many different variations, including Gledall, Gledhill, Gladhill, Gladhall and others.

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Glidden Early History


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Glidden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glidden research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Glidden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glidden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glidden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Glidden or a variant listed above:

Glidden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Glidden, who landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1660

Glidden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Arthur William Glidden, aged 15, a clerk, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glidden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glidden (post 1700)



  • Charles Jasper Glidden (1857-1927), American telephone pioneer, financier and supporter of the automobile; he and his wife Lucy, were the first to circle the world in an automobile in 1902
  • Bob Glidden (b. 1944), American drag racer
  • Joseph Farwell Glidden (1813-1906), American farmer who patented barbed wire, inspiration of the role of the "barbed wire salesman" in Back to the Future Part III
  • Carlos Glidden (1834-1877), American co-inventor of the first practical typewriter, co-eponym of the Sholes and Glidden typewriter (also known as the Remington No. 1)
  • Francis Harrington Glidden (1832-1922), American businessman, founder of the Glidden Company, one of the largest paint manufacturers in North America
  • John M. Glidden, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 10th District, 1865-67
  • Henry A. Glidden, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1879
  • Harry Glidden, American politician, Mayor of Denison, Texas, 1950-51, 1954-55; Defeated, 1951
  • Daniel Smith Glidden (b. 1844), American Democrat politician, Treasurer, Dakota Territory Democratic Party
  • Charles Colburn Glidden (b. 1855), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Portsmouth, Ohio, 1897-1901; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1900
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  11. ...

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

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