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Glyne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the English Channel to the south borders Cornwall, the homeland to the Glyne family name. Even though the usage of surnames was common during the Middle Ages, all English people were known only by a single name in early times. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. The Glyne family originally lived the son of Gerard. The surname Glyne was originally derived from the Old German Gerhard which meant spear-brave. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versons. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Early Origins of the Glyne family


The surname Glyne was first found in Cornwall, where the Glyne family held a family seat from very ancient times. The name was first recorded in 1100, when Hubert de Glin was living in the manor of Glynn near Bodmin, Cornwall.

Early History of the Glyne family


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Glyne Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Glynn, Glynne, Glinn, Glyn, Glin and others.

Early Notables of the Glyne family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Baron Wolverton; Sir John Glynne KS (1602-1666), a Welsh lawyer, Lord Chief Justice of the Upper Bench; Sir William Glynne, 1st Baronet (1638-1690), a Welsh...
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Migration of the Glyne family to Ireland


Some of the Glyne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Glyne family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glyne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Glyne, aged 42, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Kate Glyne, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Owen Glyne, aged 8, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Michael Glyne, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Thomas Glyne, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
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