In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides
islands, the ancestors of the McPhàrlain family were born. Their name comes from the personal name Parlan,
which is the Gaelic equivalent of Bartholomew.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Pharlain.
Early Origins of the McPhàrlain family
The surname McPhŕrlain 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.
Early History of the McPhàrlain family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McPhàrlain research.Another 625 words (45 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1395 and are included under the topic Early McPhàrlain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McPhàrlain Spelling Variations
In various documents McPhàrlain has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.
Early Notables of the McPhàrlain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McPhàrlain family to Ireland
Some of the McPhàrlain 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.
Migration of the McPhàrlain family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name McPhàrlain or a variant listed above include: John MacFarlan settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766; Alexander, Andrew, Daniel, Hugh, George, Henry, James, John, Mary, Patrick, Robert and William MacFarland all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.