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The people known in ancient Scotland
as the Picts
were the forefathers of the Glover family. It is a name for a glovemaker, which was an important trade during medieval times. In Latin documents the surname Glover is rendered cirothecarius,
which means glovemaker
in that language.
The surname Glover was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Glover has been written Glover, Glovere and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glover research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1426, 1440, 1602, 1625, 1650, 1688 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Glover History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glover Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Glover family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Glover:
- Isaac Glover, who arrived in Maryland in 1465
Glover Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Henry Glover, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624
- Ralph Glover, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
- Charles Glover, who settled in Boston after sailing the Atlantic on the ship, "Lion." He purchased additional lands in Salem in 1632
- Charles Glover, who arrived in New England in 1632
- Henry Glover landed in New England in 1634 and by the mid-1700's, the Glovers occupied territory in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina
Glover Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Lidya Glover, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
- Mary Glover, who landed in Virginia in 1703
- Anne Glover, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
- Sara Glover, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
- Eliza Glover, who landed in Virginia in 1706
Glover Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mr. Glover, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
- Townsend Glover, who landed in New York in 1841
- W Glover, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Andrew Glover, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850-1865
- Mrs. A B Glover, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
Glover Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Josiah Glover, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Mr. Andrew Glover U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784
- Mr. Jacob Glover U.E. (b. 1750) from Sussex County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 he served in Lord Rawdon's Command and Daniel McCall's Company he died in 1813, married to Deborah Moore they had 3 children
Glover Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mary Ann Glover, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
- Robert W Glover, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
Glover Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Glover, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Barnard Glover, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Thomas Glover, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
- Charles Glover, a bricklayer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
- Samuel Glover, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
Glover Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Glover, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Maria Glover, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Mr Glover landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
- Janet Glover arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brilliant" in 1841
- John Glover arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
- Lucas Hendley Glover (b. 1979), American professional golfer, winner of the Masters Tournament (2007)
- John Glover (1732-1797), American fisherman, merchant, and military leader from Marblehead, Massachusetts, Brigadier General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, eponym of the USS Glover (FF-1098) was a Garcia-class frigate
- Goodwife "Goody" Glover (d. 1688), the last person to be hanged in Boston as a witch
- Crispin Hellion Glover (b. 1964), American film actor and painter
- Corey Glover (b. 1964), American musician, singer, and guitarist
- Daniel Lebern "Danny" Glover (b. 1946), American Prime Time Emmy Award nominated actor, and film director
- Thomas Blake Glover (1838-1911), Order of the Rising Sun was a Scottish merchant in Bakumatsu and Meiji period Japan
- Mr. George Alfred Glover (d. 1915), English First Waiter from Seaforth, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
- Mr. Edwin Glover, English Officers’ Mess Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
- Mr. Robert Maurice Gray Glover, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
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The Glover Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glover 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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