Glover History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Glover family

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.

Early History of the Glover family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glover research. Another 120 words (9 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Glover Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Glover family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was George Glover (c. 1625-1650), an English engraver; Sir William Glover; and Goodwife Ann "Goody" Glover (died 1688), Irish Roman Catholic who Oliver Cromwell sold her into slavery and sent her to the Barbados, by 1680 she was in Boston...
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glover Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glover World Ranking

In the United States, the name Glover is the 361st most popular surname with an estimated 74,610 people with that name. [1] However, in Canada, the name Glover is ranked the 971st most popular surname with an estimated 5,579 people with that name. [2] And in Newfoundland, Canada, the name Glover is the 620th popular surname with an estimated 73 people with that name. [3] Australia ranks Glover as 502nd with 7,610 people. [4] New Zealand ranks Glover as 514th with 1,341 people. [5] The United Kingdom ranks Glover as 340th with 18,255 people. [6]

Ireland Migration of the Glover family to Ireland

Some of the Glover family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Glover migration to the United States +

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:

Glover Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Glover, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [7]
  • Ralph Glover, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630 [7]
  • 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 [7]
  • Henry Glover, who landed in New England in 1634 and by the mid-1700's, the Glovers occupied territory in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Glover Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lidya Glover, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [7]
  • Mary Glover, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [7]
  • Anne Glover, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [7]
  • Sara Glover, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [7]
  • Eliza Glover, who landed in Virginia in 1706 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Glover Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Glover, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [7]
  • Townsend Glover, who landed in New York in 1841 [7]
  • W Glover, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [7]
  • Andrew Glover, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850-1865 [7]
  • Mrs. A B Glover, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Glover migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [8]
  • 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 [8]
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

Australia Glover migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Glover Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Glover, British Convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 4th December 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [9]
  • Thomas Glover, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [10]
  • Barnard Glover, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [11]
  • Thomas Glover, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [12]
  • Mr. William Glover, British labourer who was convicted in York, Yorkshire, England for life for house breaking, transported aboard the "Commodore Hayes" in April 1823, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [13]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Glover migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Glover Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Glover, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Maria Glover, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Mr Glover, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
  • Janet Glover, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brilliant" in 1841
  • John Glover, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Glover migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [14]
Glover Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Alexander Glover, aged 37, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 [7]
  • Mr. Alexander Glover, (b. 1598), aged 37, British settler traveling aboard the ship "William and John" arriving in St Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635 [15]

Contemporary Notables of the name Glover (post 1700) +

  • Tony "Little Sun" Glover (1939-2019), born Dave Glover, an American blues musician and music critic
  • 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
  • Fred W. Glover, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 10.3 aerial victories
  • Jean Glover (1758-1801), Scottish poetess, born at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, 31 Oct. 1758, her father being a hand-loom weaver
  • Thomas Blake Glover (1838-1911), Order of the Rising Sun was a Scottish merchant in Bakumatsu and Meiji period Japan
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Thomas Henry Glover, British Cook from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [16]
  • F Glover, Canadian Third Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [17]
Hillsborough disaster
  • Ian Thomas Glover (1969-1989), English street paver who was attending the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield, Yorkshire when the stand allocated area became overcrowded and 96 people were crushed in what became known as the Hillsborough disaster and he died from his injuries [18]
  • Barry Glover (1962-1989), English greengrocer who was attending the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield, Yorkshire when the stand allocated area became overcrowded and 96 people were crushed in what became known as the Hillsborough disaster and he died from his injuries [18]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Kenneth Gordon Glover, British Corporal, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [19]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Albert T Glover, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [20]
  • Mr. Robert Maurice Gray Glover, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [20]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. George Alfred Glover, English First Waiter from Seaforth, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [21]
  • Mr. Edwin Glover, English Officers’ Mess Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [21]
SS Caribou
  • Mr. Donald Cameron Glover, British passenger who was Royal Air Force was travelling aboard the railway ferry "SS Caribou" when it was struck by a German submarine torpedo on 14th October 1942, the most significant sinking in Canadian waters at that time, he died in the sinking


Suggested Readings for the name Glover +

  • The Heritage of White Hall by William H. Davidson.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  3. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  4. ^ https://forebears.io/australia/surnames
  5. ^ https://forebears.io/new-zealand/surnames
  6. ^ https://www.surnamemap.eu/unitedkingdom/surnames_ranking.php?p=10
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel-and-experiment
  10. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  11. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  12. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  13. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 4th March 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/commodore-hayes)
  14. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  15. ^ Pilgrim Ship's of 1600's (Retrieved October 4th 2021, retrieved from https://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shiplist.htm)
  16. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  17. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  18. ^ Hillsborough Victims (retreived 21st March 2021). Retreived from https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/15/remembering-96-victims-hillsborough-disaster-30-years-9206566/
  19. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  20. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  21. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 10) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate