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

Glisson Early Origins



The surname Glisson 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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Glisson Spelling Variations


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Glisson Spelling Variations



The scribes and church officials of the Middle Ages who recorded names in official documents spelled the names as they sounded. This led to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations and thus resembling more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Glisson that are preserved in archival documents of this era include Gleason, Gleeson, Glissane, Gleasone, Gleesone, Glissaun, Gleasaune, Glissen and many more.

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Glisson Early History


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Glisson Early History



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

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Glisson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glisson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Glisson: 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Glisson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glisson (post 1700)



  • Oris Glisson, American head of the Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Related Art at Virginia Tech (1960-1978), eponym of the Oris Glisson Costume and Textiles Collection
  • Joey Glisson (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • Gordon P. Glisson (1930-1997), American Champion Thoroughbred horse racing jockey
  • Jim Glisson, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1978
  • Dorothy W. Glisson (1914-2001), American politician, Secretary of State of Florida, 1974-75
  • Dr William Bradley Glisson, Scottish School of Humanities professor at the University of Glasgow
  • Robert Glisson (b. 1953), British professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Glisson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glisson 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 16 November 2015 at 11:29.

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