Glackin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Glackin family

The surname Glackin 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.

Early History of the Glackin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glackin research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Glackin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Glackin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Glackin family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Glackin family to Ireland

Some of the Glackin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Glackin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glackin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dennis Glackin, who landed in Maryland in 1811 [1]

Canada Glackin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glackin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cicely Glackin, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

Contemporary Notables of the name Glackin (post 1700) +

  • Paddy Glackin (b. 1954), Irish fiddler

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Thomas Nevin Glackin (1920-1941), Australian Stoker from Yaamba, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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