Early Origins of the Glachan family
The surname Glachan was first found in Galloway
(Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway
, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown
(West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat
. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland
. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name Glacken was first recorded in Scotland
in the 14th century.
Early History of the Glachan family
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Glachan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Glacken, Glachen, Glachan, Glackan and others.
Early Notables of the Glachan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Glachan family to Ireland
Some of the Glachan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Glachan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Glacken, a British Alien on record in America in 1810; Daniel Glacken, who came to Philadelphia in 1850; Charles Glacken, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1861.