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The name "gleason" was originally O'Gleeson, and originates from Tipperary County Ireland, the meaning of the name is not Little Green Man, but rather meaning "little green" or "low green", as applied to the low hills above the Shannon River, or the ridge above the valley, in the Northwestern Tipperary Area. It is beleived to be of Gaelic origin, and not derived of English, Norse, or others that have come to occupy Ireland, It is perhaps one of the older names in Ireland.