Gloucester Surname Origin
(Locality). From the city of Gloucester, England, the ancient Gleva, from the Welsh Glo, coal, coalmines, and castrum, Latin, a Roman fort or camp; Saxon, ceaster, a city,--the city of coal.he green hill; Gliston, the shining hill, the mineral or mica hill.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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