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Glacken Early Origins



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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Glacken Spelling Variations


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Glacken Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Glacken, Glachen, Glachan, Glackan and others.

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Glacken Early History


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Glacken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glacken research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Glacken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glacken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glacken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Glacken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glacken In Ireland


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Glacken In Ireland



Some of the Glacken 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glacken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Glacken, a British Alien on record in America in 1810
  • James Glacken, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Daniel Glacken, who came to Philadelphia in 1850
  • Charles Glacken, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1861
  • Edward F. Glacken, who came to Philadelphia in 1868

Glacken Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Glacken, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glacken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glacken (post 1700)



  • Clarence James Glacken (1909-1989), American former Professor of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Edward Scott "Scotty" Glacken (1944-2006), American NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos (1966-1967), and collegiate head coach at Georgetown University
  • W L Glacken (1866-1933), American illustrator, animator and film director
  • Gerry Glacken, Indian gold medalist hockey player at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Glacken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glacken Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 May 2016 at 17:49.

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