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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the MacFarlan 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.

MacFarlan Early Origins



The surname MacFarlan 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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MacFarlan Spelling Variations


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MacFarlan Spelling Variations



In various documents MacFarlan 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.

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MacFarlan Early History


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MacFarlan Early History



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

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MacFarlan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacFarlan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacFarlan In Ireland


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MacFarlan In Ireland



Some of the MacFarlan 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


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The Great Migration



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 MacFarlan or a variant listed above include:

MacFarlan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John MacFarlan settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766

MacFarlan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Macfarlan, aged 30, arrived in Delaware in 1813
  • William R MacFarlan, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844

MacFarlan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sarah MacFarlan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacFarlan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacFarlan (post 1700)



  • William Macfarlan, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Yonkers, New York, 1881-83
  • Major D. Macfarlan, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Cheraw, South Carolina, 1892-93, 1897-1900
  • Ronald MacFarlan, American Engineer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    The MacFarlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacFarlan 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 15 January 2016 at 11:56.

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