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Origin of the Name Glynn

The origin of the name Glynn was found in the archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Glynn
include McGlynn, McGlennon, Glennon, Glenn, McGloin, Maglynn, McGlone, McAloon, Gloon and Monday. This name in Irish is Mag Fhloinn and the latter variants are the anglicized forms of this. This sept came from the Westmeath-Roscommon area.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
The sept spread West to the River Shannon and even as far North as Donegal. Several priests of the name are recorded in the diocese of Raphoe and one of these was famous in America, he being Dr. Edward MacGlynn, 1837-1900. As Glynn the name is most numerous in North Connacht with Glennon more prevalent in Leinster . McGloin and its other synonyms, McGlone, McAloon, Gloon and Monday are quite widely found in Counties Fermanagh and Derry.
The Glynn 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 Glynn descendants.
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