Meaning and Origin of: Glanville

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Settlement of oak trees

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (chiefly Devon) : (of Norman origin) habitational name from a place in Calvados, France, named from a Germanic personal name of uncertain form and meaning + Old French ville ‘settlement’.
  • English (chiefly Devon) : habitational name from Glanvill Farm in Devon, Clanville in Somerset and Hampshire, or Clanfield in Hampshire, or from some other place likewise named with Old English clǣne ‘clean’ (i.e. free of brambles and undergrowth) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ (see Field).