The name Gloves began among the ancestors of the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. It was a name for a glovemaker, which was an important trade during medieval times. In Latin documents the surname Gloves is rendered cirothecarius,
which means glovemaker
in that language.
Early Origins of the Gloves family
The surname Gloves 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 Gloves family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gloves 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 Gloves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gloves Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Gloves has been written Glover, Glovere and others.
Early Notables of the Gloves 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 Gloves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gloves family to Ireland
Some of the Gloves 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gloves family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Gloves: 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..