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Many Irish names are merely English translations of Gaelic names. The name Glissan was a translation of the Gaelic name O Glasain or O Gliasain.

Glissan Early Origins



The surname Glissan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Glissan Early History


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Glissan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glissan research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1599 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Glissan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glissan Spelling Variations


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Glissan Spelling Variations



In the days before Gaelic or English gained any significant semblance of standardization, the scribes who created documents simply recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research into the Glissan family history revealed numerous spelling variations of the name, including Gleason, Gleeson, Glissane, Gleasone, Gleesone, Glissaun, Gleasaune, Glissen and many more.

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Glissan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glissan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glissan 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



North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of Glissan: Thomas Gleason who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1762; followed by John in 1766; Nelly Gleeson settled in Canada in 1840; Martin Gleeson settled in New York in 1850.

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