Gloria Surname History


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The surname Gloria was sometimes anglicized as Glory, as in the four householders of County Kilkenny who appear in Griffith’s Valuation in the 19th century. These families, however, are not related to the MacGlory families found in Ulster and County Meath.

Early Origins of the Gloria family

The surname Gloria was first found in County Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where it appears in medieval records such as the Justiciary Rolls and the Ormond Deeds. However, one William O’Gloerne was convicted as a “felon” in County Tipperary in 1292. In 1300, several O’Gloernes ambushed an Englishman at Callan in County Kilkenny. The name is also mentioned in the topographical poems of O’Dugan and O’Heerin.

Early History of the Gloria family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gloria research. Another 22 words (2 lines of text) covering the year 1699 is included under the topic Early Gloria History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gloria Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glorney, O’Glorney, O’Gloerne, O’Gloiarin, Gloryn and many more.

Early Notables of the Gloria family (pre 1700)

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Gloria migration +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gloria Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Gloria Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Gloria (post 1700) +

  • Ruth Gloria Blasco Ibáñez (1910-2003), known by her stage name of Ruth Hall, an American film actress
  • Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (1924-2019), American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite, member of the Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper
  • Gloria Lynne (b. 1931), born Gloria Wilson, an American jazz vocalist
  • Gloria Gifford (1978-2006), American film and TV actress
  • Gloria F. Pagliughi, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980 [2]
  • Gloria Shayne Baker (1923-2008), born Gloria Adele Shain, an American composer and songwriter best known for composing the Christmas carol “Do You Hear What I Hear?” in 1962
  • Gloria Laycock OBE, British criminologist, founding Director of the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London (UCL)
  • Gloria de Herrera (1929-1985), American art restorer and collector
  • Gloria Barberi (b. 1955), Italian science-fiction and fantasy author
  • Gloria Naylor (1950-2016), American novelist, best known for her book The Women of Brewster Place, winner of the 1983 National Book Award

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Citations +

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook


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