Origins Available: Irish
The McFarren family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides
islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland
. The name McFarren is derived from the name Macara,
which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.
Early Origins of the McFarren family
The surname McFarren 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 McFarren family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFarren research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early McFarren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McFarren Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents McFarren has been spelled McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.
Early Notables of the McFarren family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McFarren family to Ireland
Some of the McFarren family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 204 words (15 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 McFarren family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers from Scotland
put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence
. As Clan
societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name McFarren were among those contributors: 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
Contemporary Notables of the name McFarren (post 1700)
- Todd McFarren, American politician, Mayor of Watsonville, California, 1989-91 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html