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Where did the English Glidewell family come from? What is the English Glidewell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Glidewell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Glidewell family history?Glidewell is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived 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."
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. Glidewell has been recorded under many different variations, including Gledall, Gledhill, Gladhill, Gladhall and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glidewell research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Glidewell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Glidewell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Glidewell or a variant listed above:
Glidewell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Glidewell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glidewell 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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