The surname Glacken 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 of England 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.
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Migration of the Glacken family to Ireland
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Mr. Hugh Glacken, (Glachan), (b. 1812), aged 18, Scottish farm labourer who was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for 7 years for theft, transported aboard the "David Lyon" on 29th April 1830, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1847 
Thomas Glacken, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)