The surname Glover is of English origin. It is an occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves, from the Middle English ‘glovere’, an agent noun from the Old English ‘glof’, glove. A man usually works eight hours a day in order to make his living, sleeps and rests eight hours, and devotes the remaining eight hours to eating, minor chores and recreation, although a part of the latter may be taken up in travelling to and from work. Since man’s work takes up such a large portion of his life it must be taken into consideration in any adequate system of identification; as it was for the surname Glover. The ordinary pursuits of the Middle Ages have become some of the most common surnames in the United States. The name thus comes to signify ‘the glover’. The name dates back to twelfth century were a William le Glouere is recorded in historical archives. Entries of this name are rare in the earlier registers, ‘le Gaunter’ being the general form. The name was brought to America predominately by English immigrants. One of the first fore fathers to bring this name to America is that of a John Glover, a merchant formerly of Yo… Coat of arms: Sable, a fesse embattled erm between …
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