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About the study

Predicated upon the surname of GLASPER, this tree also holds extensive records of surname featuring the surnames of BRIDGER, LEE and PROBETT.

Variant names

The surname GLASPER, is frequently confused in official records with CLASPER. Also, often interchangeable in Scotland with the surname GILLESPIE. No attempt has been made to follow those surnames.

Name origin

The surname GLASPER seems to originate in the north-east of England. The earliest individual;s appear to have been of peasant stock, farming the land. Eventually they migrated to the iron and coal-mining industries and into the larger towns of the northeast of England. Now the surname is widely dispersed and into Australia, Canada and the United States of America


All available UK Censuses 1841-1901, included. Part of the England 1911 Census included. All England & Wales BMD records 1837-1945 & 1984-2006 and Nat Burial Index Iss. 2 also included. A 'work-in-progress'.