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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gluck


Jewish


The name Gluck is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. The name Gluck is a Jewish Ashkenazic ornamental name. Numerous Jewish surnames are ornamental surnames, which are names that have an ornamental value and are not necessarily related to the localities, occupations, nicknames or given names of the first person who used the name. However, ornamental names were often derived from elements that described locations or features of geography, animals and birds, occupations or personal names. The surname Gluck is taken from the Yiddish word glik, which means luck. The surname Gluck may also be a metronymic surname, which means that it was originally derived from the given name of the bearers mother. In the Middle Ages, the name Gluckel was a common Yiddish name for women.

Gluck Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gluck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Gluck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Conrad Gluck, who came to Philadelphia in 1749
  • Conrad Gluck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Joh Philip Gluck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johannes Gluck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gluck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Gluck, who landed in America in 1853
  • Joseph Gluck, who arrived in Mississippi in 1873
  • Nicolaus Gluck, aged 5, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Veronica Gluck, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Gertrude Gluck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gluck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gluck (post 1700)



  • Robert Gluck (b. 1955), American pianist and composer
  • Eugen Gluck, American watch manufacturer, founder of E. Gluck Corporation in 1956, best known for his Armitron and Anne Klein product lines
  • Benjamin "Ben" Gluck (b. 1975), American Annie Award nominated director and writer, recipient of the Walter Lantz Award
  • Will Gluck, American contemporary film director, screenwriter and producer, best known his work on Friends with Benefits (2011), Fired Up! (2009) and Easy A (2010)
  • Carol Gluck (b. 1941), American academic and Japanologist
  • Louise Elisabeth Gluck (b. 1943), American poet of German heritage awarded the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Maxwell Henry Gluck (1899-1984), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956; U.S. Ambassador to Ceylon, 1957-58
  • Joe Gluck, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952
  • J. C. Gluck, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1889-90
  • Fred Gluck, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 10th District, 1859-60
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Gluck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gluck 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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