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About the study
Gleadall, Gleadell, Gleadhall One-Name Study
The family name of Gleadall appears to mostly be found in Yorkshire, England. On a visit to Sheffield in the 1970s I was amazed to see a signpost to Gleadless Manor and that spiked my interest in the unusual name.
The registered variants of the name are Gleadall, Gleadell and Gleadhall but there are many ways of spelling. The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames lists seven variants.
The earliest mention of the name appears in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire - Adam de Gledehyll in 1277. By the 1600s the name still only appears West Yorkshire.
Gleadall is an English Locational Name; Settlement Ending; All
Gleadell is an English Locational Name; Settlement Ending; Dell
Historical occurrences of the name
After the mention of Adam de Gledehyll (1277) we find Robert Gledall, Gledhell and Gleydell (1571-1603) in the parish registers of Rothwell, Yorkshire as well as Launcelot Gleadell, Gleadall (1600-1610).
The 1881 census of Great Britain lists only 168 occurrences of Gleadall (Gleadell, 56) with a slight majority in the Doncaster area over the Sheffield area. By 1998 the occurrences had only increased to 258 (Gleadell,142) having spread with the majority now in Huddersfield followed by Sheffield, Doncaster, Lincoln and Chester. Currently world-wide the most Gleadall surnames occur in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
It would be interesting for male Gleadalls to participate in a Y-DNA study to establish if we all originate from one family. For further details please contact me as the Guild offers members great pricing for studies.
Haplogroup R1b1b2g R-U106
Oxford equivalent M343
Haplogroup R-U106 is the descendant of the major R-P25 (aka R-M343) lineage and is found from Eastern Europe to its highest frequency in Central Europe and the British Isles.