Origin of the Name Glover
The ancient history of the name Glover
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Glover is an occupational name from a person who made or sold gloves. Variants of the name include Glovor, Glovar, Gluver and Glovers. This name is usually of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland , Scotland , and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are a Richard le Glovere from County Bedfordshire who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls' in the Year 1273. In Scotland a Patrick Glovar or Glufar and a Michael Glofar were recorded as being Burgesses of Glasgow from the year 1426 to 1440.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
The Glover coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Glover descendants.