Glovere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Glovere is derived from the Old English word "glof," and was an occupational name for a glove maker, an important trade during medieval times.

Early Origins of the Glovere family

The surname Glovere was first found in Norfolk where William le Glouere was on record in 1250. A Richard le Glovere was listed in Bedfordshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]

Later, another branch of the family was found at Baxterley in Warwickshire. "The church is in the Norman style, having been built in the reign of William the Conqueror: the tower was rebuilt in 1607, by Hugo Glover, brother of Mrs. Lewis who was burnt at Coventry for her adherence to the Protestant faith, during the Popish persecution in the reign of Mary, and whose remains were interred in the church." [2]

Early History of the Glovere family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glovere research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1296, 1426, 1601, 1602, 1602, 1555, 1842, 1544, 1588, 1688, 1680, 1625, 1650, 1620, 1640, 1635 and are included under the topic Early Glovere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glovere Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glover, Glovere and others.

Early Notables of the Glovere family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Robert Glover (d. 1555), English Protestant martyr who came of a family of some wealth and position in Warwickshire, is described as gentleman, and resided at Mancetter. "He was examined by the bishop at Coventry and at Lichfield, where he was lodged in a dungeon, and was finally handed over to the sheriff to be executed. On 20 Sept. he was burnt at Coventry along with Cornelius Bungey, a capper. Shortly before his execution he was attended and comforted by Augustine Bernher. About 1842 tablets were erected in Mancetter Church to the memory of Glover...
Another 151 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glovere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Glovere family to Ireland

Some of the Glovere 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.

Migration of the Glovere family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Glover, who settled in Boston after sailing the Atlantic on the ship, " Lion." He purchased additional lands in Salem 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..



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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