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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. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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.

This page was last modified on 14 March 2016 at 15:43.

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