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The name Farquhar was first used by the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Strathclyde Britons. Farquhar is derived from 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.

Farquhar Early Origins



The surname Farquhar 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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Farquhar Spelling Variations


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Farquhar Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Farquhar has been spelled Farquhar, Farquher, Farker, Farkar, Forker, Farquar, Farquer and many more.

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Farquhar Early History


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Farquhar Early History



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

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Farquhar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farquhar Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Farquhar In Ireland


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Farquhar In Ireland



Some of the Farquhar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 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


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The Great Migration



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Farquhar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Farquhar, who landed in New Hampshire in 1700
  • John Farquhar settled in Carolina in 1724
  • Alexander Farquhar, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
  • Robert Farquhar, who arrived in Georgia in 1773
  • Robert Farquhar settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1795

Farquhar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Farquhar arrived in Pennsylvania in 1846

Farquhar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Farquhar arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Culdee" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CULDEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Culdee.gif
  • W. Farquhar arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Farquhar, aged 18, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

Farquhar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Farquhar, aged 33, a blacksmith, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Dinah Farquhar, aged 25, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • William Farquhar, aged 7, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • John Farquhar, aged 5, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Philip Farquhar, aged 3, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farquhar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farquhar (post 1700)



  • Robert Willard Farquhar (1932-2015), American mission design specialist who worked for NASA
  • Marion Jones Farquhar (1879-1965), American female tennis player who won the women's singles titles at the 1899 and 1902 U.S. Championships, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Rear Admiral Norman von Heldreich Farquhar (1840-1907), American officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War, eponym of the USS Farquhar (DD-304), a Clemson-class destroyer
  • Henry Hallowell Farquhar (1884-1968), American academic, writer, and businessman
  • Daniel Andres "Danny" Farquhar (b. 1987), American professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays
  • James Farquhar, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 16th District, 1845-46
  • Ira Dudley Farquhar (1894-1946), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Barcelona, 1917-18, 1918; Bilbao, 1918; Lawyer
  • David W. Farquhar, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1888
  • Arthur Farquhar, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916
  • James C. Farquhar Jr. (b. 1959), American politician, Mayor of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, 2002-
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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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Farquhar Clan Badge


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Farquhar Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CULDEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Culdee.gif

Other References

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  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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  8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Farquhar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farquhar 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.

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