Early Origins of the Glunt family
Athlone, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Glunt family
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Glunt Spelling Variations
Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. One must realize that attempting to record a Gaelic name in English is a daunting task at the best of times. Even today the translation is a difficult one. Accordingly, research into the name Glunt revealed spelling variations, including MacGlynn, MacGlinn, McGlynn, McGlinn and others.
Early Notables of the Glunt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glunt family to the New World and Oceana
Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North America. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Glunt: Patrick MacGlyn settled in Philadelphia in 1851; Thomas MacGlynn settled in Philadelphia in 1871; the McGlinns landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1830 and 1871.
Contemporary Notables of the name Glunt (post 1700)
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