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The ancestors of the Farland family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the personal name Parlan, which is the Gaelic equivalent of Bartholomew. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Pharlain.

Farland Early Origins



The surname Farland was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they were descended from the ancient Chief Allan, son of Farlane and settled in Strathdonn in Aberdeenshire about the 9th century.

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Farland Spelling Variations


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Farland Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Farland include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.

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Farland Early History


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Farland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farland research. Another 625 words (45 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1395 and are included under the topic Early Farland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Farland In Ireland


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Farland In Ireland



Some of the Farland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Farland or a variant listed above:

Farland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Farland, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1780

Farland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Farland, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Margaret Farland, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • William Farland, who landed in Connecticut in 1811
  • Robert Farland, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farland (post 1700)



  • Joseph Simpson Farland (1914-2007), American diplomat, served as United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic in 1957; and Ambassador to Pakistan from 19691972

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Farland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farland 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 29 January 2014 at 13:11.

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