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The ancient Scottish name Farque was first used by someone who worked as a the Gaelic MacFhearchair which means son of Farquhar and Farquhar is derived from the Gaelic word Fearchar which means very dear one. So, the name means son of the very dear one.

Early Origins of the Farque family


The surname Farque was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they have enjoyed their seat at Kyle Stewart for many generations. The history is quite separate from that of Farquharson. Robert Farquhar, Laird of Gilmilnescroft about the year 1350 was the first Chief on record and he was probably a direct descendant of Ferchart, father of Fergus, one of the chiefs setting the bounds of Newbattle Abbey in 1178. Descended was Ferkar, Earl of Ross, 1224-1231, and at this time a branch was started in the north at Caithness at Ederlarg.

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Early History of the Farque family

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Early History of the Farque family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farque research.
Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1445, 1646, 1677, 1707, 1706 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Farque History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farque Spelling Variations

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Farque Spelling Variations


In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Farque has appeared as Farquhar, Farquher, Farker, Farkar, Forker, Farquar, Farquer and many more.

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Early Notables of the Farque family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Farque family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Farque family to Ireland

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Migration of the Farque family to Ireland


Some of the Farque family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Farque family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Farque family to the New World and Oceana


The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them: Thomas, Margeret, his son Thomas and James Fargar settled in Charles Town South Carolina in 1767; George Farquar settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1768.

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The Farque Motto

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The Farque Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sto cado fide et amis
Motto Translation: I stand and fall by faith and arms.


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