Glendewar

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This surname resulted from the combination of a personal name Glen and family name Dewar

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The 1881 St Helier baptismal record of William Henry Glendewar


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Glendewar family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Glendewar, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of surname

This appears to be a rare example of a name which originated in Jersey and is probably not known outside the island.

The family which moved to Jersey in about 1870, started out as Dewar, a Scottish surname with two possible meanings. It may be a name for a custodian of holy relics, from the Gaelic deoradh, a pilgrim who had custody of the relic of a saint. Alternatively it may come from the village of Dewar, in the parish of Heriot, Midlothian. This derives from the Gaelic words dubh, meaning black, and ard, a height.

It is not clear exactly when or where the surname morphed into Glendewar, but it is possible that it is unique to Jersey, and resulted from the merging of Samuel James Glen Dewar's third forename and surname by his son Orlando Robert, who settled in Jersey. His brother remained in Devon and all his 11 children were baptised Dewar, although four had the second or third given name Glen.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey in 1881 when William Henry Glendewar, the son of Orlando John and Georgina Rachel Touzel, was baptised in St Helier. Nine more of their children was baptised in the parish over the next 17 years. Orlando was born in Plymouth and came to Jersey shortly before the 1871 census with his father, also Orlando, a ship's carpenter, mother and four sisters.

Orlando followed in is father's trade as an apprentice and both worked in Jersey's booming ship building industry.

What is mystifying is that the second appearance of the name in the St Helier baptism register is for Orlando Thomas, the son of Thomas Duncan Glendewar and Emma Horner, born in March 1883 and baptised a year later. Although the child's first name suggests a link with the other family (see full tree below) we have been unable to find any other reference to Thomas or this Orlando.

Variants

  • Glendewar
  • Dewar

Family records

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Glendewar family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • William Glendewar, 1 Seale Street, St Helier, carpenter - 20 April 1912, D/Y/A/71
  • William Glendewar, West Lea Cottage, First Tower - 9 February 1945, D/Y/A/113


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We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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