Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the Farlin family. The root of their name is the personal name Parlan, which is the Gaelic equivalent of Bartholomew. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Pharlain.
Early Origins of the Farlin family
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.
Early History of the Farlin family
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Farlin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Farlin has been spelled MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.
Early Notables of the Farlin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farlin family to Ireland
Some of the Farlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Farlin family to the New World and Oceana
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Farlins to arrive in North America:
Farlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Farlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Farlin (post 1700)
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