Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: local name from the city on the Clyde (first recorded
in 1116 as Glasgu), or from either of two minor places with the
same name in Aberdeenshire. The etymology of the place name is
disputed; it is probably from Welsh glas ‘gray’, ‘green’,
‘blue’ + cau ‘hollows’.
- Scottish and Irish: altered
form of Closkey, reduced and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac
Bhloscaidhe ‘son of Bloscadh’ (see McCloskey).
- Irish: variant of the English family name Glasscock, which
was once common in County Kildare.
Comments for Glasgow