Glockner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Glockner 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 Glockner family

The surname Glockner 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 Glockner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glockner research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1710 is included under the topic Early Glockner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glockner 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 Glockner family (pre 1700)

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


United States Glockner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glockner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Caspar Glockner who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Caspar Glockner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • Casper Glockner, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Glockner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F. Glockner who arrived in Philadelphia in 1803
  • Fr Glockner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • John Glockner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
  • Philipp Glockner, who arrived in North America in 1883 [1]
  • Ernst Peter Glockner, who arrived in North America in 1886 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Glockner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Michael Glockner, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1903 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Glockner (post 1700) +

  • Rudi Glöckner (1929-1999), referee to the 1970 World Cup


  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)


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