This is the main page for searching the published information in my One Name Study on the surname GLANVILLE (including common variants)

Unless someone born after 1920 is known to have died, they are presumed living and will NOT appear here.
People named in newspaper transcriptions and/or obituaries may still be living, but their names are in the public domain already by virtue of the publication.

I am very open to corrections and additions to the information here, noting that it is the surname I am following so time precludes me researching and recording names of related people who through marriage have different surnames.

I have a separate database with records of all my relatives, regardless of surname (see Content / Omissions below)


If you bookmark a page below this one, it is almost certain to change it's URL as I maintain the data in this study

   Content / Omissions

This database is searchable, but you need to understand how to search...
It contains all the names in my One Name Study on the GLANVILLE surname (and some variants) except people known to be related to me who are held in a separate (also searchable database) - for those navigate to Jay's Genes, and then to Corpse Catalogue (1 or 2) and search there.

   Variant Spelling

Because prior to the 1800s records were written phonetically, even within a single family they may have have appeared as Glanvil, Glanful Glanfield etc at different childrens baptisms, marriage etc.
Therefore I have standardized the name onto GLANVILLE, so search using that surname. [That standardization does not apply to the Corpse Catalogue database]

During the 1800s spelling started to standardize, and if a family or branch consistently used a spelling such as GLENVILLE, I have used that instead; if they were not consistent I have continued to standardize on the spelling GLANVILLE to aid searching.
From 1900 onwards there has been virtually no change in spellings, so I have used the actual spelling found in the more recent records.

The early records (pre-1800) therefore contain Glanfields and Granvilles (standardized by myself to GLANVILLE) as a Glanfield at baptism might easily be a Granville at marriage. However, post 1800 such changes through life were rare, and time has precluded me from recording the GLANFIELD and GRANVILLE branches since then - but I have followed the closer variants such as GLANVILE, GLENVILLE, GLANVILL etc