Last name: Glaze

This uncommon surname, chiefly recorded in the West Midland counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "glaes", glass (akin to "glaed", shining, referring originally to the bright shine of the material). The earliest recorded examples of the surname contain the agent suffix "-er", and include: Thomas le Glasyer (Cornwall, 1297), and Robert le Glasiere (Essex, 1327). In its original sense "a man who had to do with", the "-er" designates persons according to their profession or occupation. One Walterus Glassenwryght, and a Robertus de Spalding, glasenwryght, appear in the 1379 Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire, their occupations being the making of glass. The metonymic occupational name is variously spelt: Glase, Glass, Glace, Glaze and Glaize in English Church Registers. On March 24th 1689, William, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Glaze, was christened at Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. The surname Glass is also recorded from the 16th Century in Scotland, half the lands of Langilculcreich being granted to one Alexander Glass in 1506. The derivation, in this instance, is from the Gaelic "glas", grey, green, blue. A Coat of Arms held by the family depicts on a silver shield, a fleur-de-lis between three mullets within a red bordure, the Crest being a mermaid with mirror and comb proper. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ricardus Glase, which was dated October 11th 1540, marriage to Margeriam Higgons, at Pontesbury, Shropshire, during the reign of King Henry V111, known as "Bluff King Hal", 1509 - 1547. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Evn Glaze
Imma glaze too and im (not to be racist) but im black. So does this mean my family made the glaze doughnut?

Susan Glaze
My family is black too and my grandmother said we got our name from my great, great, great grandfather's slave owner

Terrance Glaze
Hey I'm a glaze and I live in dallas tx my family's origins were recorded by my great grandpa and we came from ireland. I just lefty he Irish festival in Dallas and bought a crest and will soon post the information Wikipedia for all the glaze's to see

David
I am a Glaze in Ca via Az via Ohio. A large amount of Glaze's in NE Ohio. Brian you should get your $ back, there weren't any Glaze's 12k years ago, nor we're there any other people.

The Truth
I don't know how accurate David's DNA research is, but he didn't say that his ancestors 12,000 years ago were at that time called "Glaze", and your assertion that there weren't any people alive at that time whatsoever is completely ignorant and actually quite comical.

Rebecca Vezina
Hi! My family name is Glaze, and I have always wondered about this name. I of course never knew there was anyone with this name who could afford slaves.

Brian L. Glaze
I am a Glaze currently living in Oklahoma. I have recently tracked my DNA using the National Geographic service that swabs the inside of the mouth. It turns out that my genetic haplogroup is mostly Germanic from around 12,000 years ago. Apparently, ending up in England for some time, then on of course to America. If anyone knows something more info on the Glaze surname, I would be delighted to hear it.