Glock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Glock surname is derived from the Middle High German word "glocke," or "glogge," meaning a "bell." The name may have been an occupational name for someone who rang bells; or it may have come from any of several places named from this word.

Early Origins of the Glock family

The surname Glock was first found in Bohemia, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.

Early History of the Glock family

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Glock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glocknere, Clocknen, Glocknel, Glockle, Gloeckner, Gloggner, Gloeckler, Gloeckle, Gloeckle, Gloeggl, Glock, Glocke, Glocker, Glockler, Glockh, Glockl, Kloeckner, Kloekker, Klocker, Klockner and many more.

Early Notables of the Glock family (pre 1700)

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United States Glock migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Glock, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Maria Margretha Glock, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Kaspar Glock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
Glock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Walter Glock, who arrived in America in 1855 [1]
  • Henry Glock, who arrived in Arkansas in 1891 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Glock (post 1700) +

  • Charles Young Glock (1919-2018), American sociologist born in the Bronx, New York
  • Albert E. Glock (1925-1992), American archaeologist
  • Timo Glock (b. 1982), German motor racing driver
  • Sir William Glock (1908-2000), English music administrator who exerted a profound influence on the vitality of the art in England
  • Gaston Glock (b. 1929), Austrian engineer, founder of the Glock firearms company

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook