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The name Gloyd is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the region of Gledhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name is a habitational name from the Old English gleoda which means "kite" and hyll which means "hill."

Gloyd Early Origins



The surname Gloyd was first found in Yorkshire near Halifax where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Gledhill from very ancient times. Barkisland in the West Riding of Yorkshire was home to another branch of the family but has since been lost. "Barkisland Hall, the ancient seat of the Gledhill family, is a stately mansion in the old English style of domestic architecture, and has long been the property of the Bolds of Bold Hall, Lancashire. The grammar school here, an ancient structure, was endowed in 1657 with 200 by Mrs. Sarah Gledhill" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Gloyd Spelling Variations


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Gloyd Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gloyd family name include Gledall, Gledhill, Gladhill, Gladhall and others.

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Gloyd Early History


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Gloyd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gloyd research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Gloyd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gloyd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gloyd Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Gloyd surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Gloyd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gloyd, aged 65, who settled in America from Genoa, in 1897

Gloyd Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Gloyd, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Samuel Gloyd, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Flemmon Gloyd, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Helen Gloyd, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gloyd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gloyd (post 1700)



  • Mrs. S. M. Gloyd, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1932

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Gloyd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gloyd 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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