MacFarren comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides
islands. The name comes from the name Macara,
which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.
Early Origins of the MacFarren family
The surname MacFarren was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the MacFarren family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacFarren research.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early MacFarren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacFarren Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years MacFarren has appeared as McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.
Early Notables of the MacFarren family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacFarren family to Ireland
Some of the MacFarren family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 106 words (8 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 MacFarren family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name MacFarren or a variant listed above: three people by the name of John McAree who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855; 1861 and 1869; Owen arrived in 1870. James and John MacCarry settled in New England
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