See glossary for symbol meaning.
See glossary for symbol meaning.
Surname Name Meaning, Origin, and Etymology
This surname is a locational name meaning “of Glascote”, which was a township in the parish of Tamworthy in county Warwick, England. The Irish family of Glasscott claimed to be descended from the Glascocks of High Estre in county Essex. The personal name Glass was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 AD, which was a survey of England and Wales dictated by King William the Conqueror, and the word cock is a diminutive thereof. Glass is a parish in counties Aberdeen and Banff in Scotlad. Glass may derive from the personal name Nicholas. The Gaelc word glas means grey, blue, or green. Glascote is a township in Warwick. This surname derives from the Old English word gloes (glass) and cot (hut or shelter), which may refer to a location inhabited by a glass blower.
Common spelling variations of this last name include: Glasscock, Glasscott, Glascott, Glascote, Glascoke, and Glasscoke.
Early Bearers of the Surname
John Glasock was recorded in the Close Rolls during the reign (1422-1461) of King Henry VI of England. Early marriages involving this surname include Peter Glascott to Margerye Cheverill in St. Michael’s Cornhill in London in 1559 AD.
History, Genealogy, and Ancestry
The earliest known person with this last name was Walter de Glascote who was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Staffordshire in 1332 AD. The Glascocks of High Estre in county Essex trace their pedigree to the time of King Edward III. The Glascotts went into Ireland in 1649 AD.
William Glascock or Glassock was born in Bobbingworth, England in 1381. He married Anna French in 1417 and had one son with her: William Glascock. William was born in 1418 in High Easter, England and married Alice Green. He had children: John, William, and Robert. William was born in 1446 in Fifield England. He married Fortune Downes in 1480. They had a son named William who was born in 1495. This William married Alice Greene and had two issue with her: John and Henry. John was born in 1521 and he married Joan Glascock in 1547. He had a son named Henry. Henry was born in 1548. He married Grace Eumio in 1576 and had four children with her: Grace, Ignatius, Henry, and Elizabeth. Henry was born in 1582 in Hassobury, England. He married Margery Fitch in 1606 in St. Gregory by St. Paul in London England and has numerous issue with her: William, Grace, Elizabeth, Sara, Thomas, Anne, Mary, Dorothy, and Evelyn. The son Thomas was born in 1613 in Moreton England. He married Jane Juet in 1634 and had children with her: Gregory, Mary, Grace, John, and Thomas. Gregory was born in 1634 in Virginina. He was Mary Fauntleroy and had three children with her before passing away in 1689: Thomas, Anne, Mary, and Anne. The son Thomas was born in 1671 in Richmond, Virginia. He married Sarah Stone and had children with her: John, Gregory, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sarah, and Peter. The son John was born in 1699. He married Margaret O’Rear and had numerous issue with her: William, Thomas, Mary, John, Susannah, George, Margaret, and Hezekiah. He passed away in June of 1784. His son Thomas was born in 1731 in Rectortown, Virginia. He married Agnes Agatha Rector and later Catherline Rector. They had numerous issue: George, George, Mary, Anne, William, Sara, Benjamin, Spencer, Hannah, and Henry. George was born in 1767 and he was the father of Joseph, and died in 1832 in Kentucky. Joseph was born in 1791. He had a daughter name Mary Jane (Glascock) Harding. He died in 1872 in Fountain County, Indiana.
Early American and New World Settlers
Some early Americans with this surname include Richard Glascock (Virginina 1635), John,Francis, and Richard Glascock (Maryland 1662), and Stephens Glascock (Alabama 1835).
The family mottoes include: 1) Virtute decorartus, meaning “Adorned with virtue” and 2) Vigil et audax, meaning “Vigilant and bold”.
Famous people with this last name include: 1) Kathryn Irene Glascock (1901-1923) and American poet, 2) William Glascock (1730-1793) who was a Chairman of the Exectuive Council (Governor) of Georgie during the time of the American Revolution who was a veteran of the French and Indian War, and 3) Thomas Glascock (1790-1841) who was an American soldier, lawyers, and politician from Augusta, Georgia.
5) (Heyrons, Felstedbury, and Aldham, co. Essex, and Wormerley, co. Herts; confirmed by St. George, Clarenceux, to Sir William Glascock, Knt., of Wormerley, Master in Chancery, knighted 1661, and his son, Sir William Glascock, Knt., of Aldhamhow, Judge of the Admiralty of Ireland. Visit. Essex, 1634). Erm. on a chev. sa. betw. three cocks az. armed, crested, and jelloped or, a bezant. Crest—An antelope’s head erased ar, attired, crined, and langued or, gorged with a collar vert, garnished gold.
6) (Hertshobury, Farnham, and Brices, co. Essex. Visit. Essex, 1664). Same Arms, a crescent for diff. Crest—An antelope’s head erased ar. attired, crined, and langued or, gorged with a collar sa.
7) (Trenchfoile, parish of Chignal, Smealy, co. Essex, owners of the manor from the marriage of John Glascock with Alice Trenchfoile, heires of the manor temp. Edward III., also Patrons of the Rectory. Arms granted by Dethick. Garter, 20 Feb. anno. 6 Edward VI.). Erm. a chev. sa. betw. three cocks az. beaked, wattled, combed, and legged or. Crest—A dragon’s head couped per pale ar. and gu. langued az. dented ppr.
8) (Noteley, and Timperley, same co.). Same Arms and Crest, the chev. charged with a crescent for diff.
9) (Much Dunmow and Roxwell, same co.; arms continued and crest granted by Cooke, Clarenceux, 14 July, 1571). Same Arms, the chev. charged with a mullet or, tor diff. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a dragon’s head per pale ar. and az.
10) (Daary and Ballyroan. Queen’s Co. and Dublin, Reg. Ulster s Off.). Same Arms. Crest—A cock az. beaked, wattled, combed, and legged or, holding in the beak an annulet gu. Motto—Vigil et audax.
11) (Hertshobury, in Farnham, and Aldham, co. Essex. Visit. Essex, 1661). Same Arms. Crest—An antelope’s head erased ar. collared sa. attired or.
12) (Felstedbury, co. Essex, and Wormley, co. Hertford; assigned by Sir Richard St. George, 1631). Same Arms, the chevron charged with a bezant for diff. Crest—An antelope’s head ar. attired or, gorged with a garter sa. garnished and buckled gold.
13) (Aldertown, co. Wexford, 1656 to 1810, descended from co. Warwick; arms on the seal of John Glascott, Esq., of Aldertown, d. 1707, whose father settled at Aldertown, 1656, where his descendants resided until 1810, when John Glascott, Esq., of Aldertown, d. s. p.). Az. two eagles’ legs barways erased a la quise ar. armed or. Crest—An eagle displ. with two heads gu. armed and beaked sa. Motto—Virtute decoratus.
14) (Killowen, co. Wexford, 1810; represented by John Henry Glascott, Esq., J.P., an accomplished genealogist; and herald, whose skill and learning have contributed largely to the production of this work; Mr. Glascott is eldest son of John Glascott, Esq., of Killowen, d. 1871, the eldest son of John Glascott, Esq., of Killowen, d. 1841, who was nephew and residuary legatee of the last John Glascott, Esq., of Aldertown, d. 1810). Same Arms, impaling for Mrs. Glascott, Louisa Rebecca, dau. of John McGuire, Esq., Tralee, the arms of McGuire, of Knockaninny. Crest—On a. ducal coronet or, an eagle displ. with two heads gu. armed and beaked sa. Motto—Virtute decoratus.