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The Glynn history begins in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. Quite distinct from Devon, the adjoining county, Cornwall had its own spoken language until the late 18th century. The Glynn history began here. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames were derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. The Glynn family originally lived the son of Gerard. The surname Glynn 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.

Glynn Early Origins



The surname Glynn was first found in Cornwall, where the Glynn 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.

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Glynn Spelling Variations


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Glynn 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.

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Glynn Early History


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Glynn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glynn research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1666, 1638, 1690, 1673, 1663, 1721, 1698, 1701, 1665, 1729 and 1606 are included under the topic Early Glynn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glynn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glynn Early Notables (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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glynn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glynn In Ireland


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Glynn In Ireland



Some of the Glynn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Glynn

Glynn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bryan Glynn, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Bryan Glynn, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Morris Glynn, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Morgan Glynn, who landed in Maryland in 1672

Glynn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pt Glynn, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Joseph Glynn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Patrick Glynn, who landed in Georgia in 1839
  • Peter Glynn, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Peggy Glynn, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glynn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Glynn, aged 45, a yeoman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Thomas Glynn, aged 13, a yeoman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Matthew Glynn, aged 6, a yeoman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • John Glynn, aged 12, a yeoman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Margaret Glynn, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glynn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Glynn, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  • James Glynn, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Catherine Glynn, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Catherine Glynn, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Mary Glynn, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glynn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Glynn, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glynn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glynn (post 1700)



  • Martin Henry Glynn (1871-1924), American politician, the 40th Governor of New York from 1913 to 1914
  • Carlin Glynn (b. 1940), American actress
  • Ryan David Glynn (b. 1974), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • James Peter Glynn (1867-1930), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1915-23, 1925-30; Defeated, 1922
  • Henry R. Glynn, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1907
  • George A. Glynn, American Republican politician, New York Republican State Chair, 1917-22
  • Frank Glynn, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1927-30, 1933-34
  • Francis B. Glynn, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Farmington; Defeated, 1904, 1906; Elected 1908
  • Erin M. Glynn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008
  • Emmet A. Glynn, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1928
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Glynn Historic Events


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Glynn Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John T Glynn, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Mary Agatha Glynn, aged 19, Irish Third Class passenger from Killaloe, Clare who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 13

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Glynn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glynn 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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