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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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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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