× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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

MacFarlane Early Origins



The surname MacFarlane 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.

Close

MacFarlane Spelling Variations


Expand

MacFarlane Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. MacFarlane has been spelled MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.

Close

MacFarlane Early History


Expand

MacFarlane Early History



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

Close

MacFarlane Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

MacFarlane Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

MacFarlane In Ireland


Expand

MacFarlane In Ireland



Some of the MacFarlane 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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first MacFarlanes to arrive on North American shores:

MacFarlane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander MacFarlane, who arrived in New York in 1795
  • John MacFarlane, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1795

MacFarlane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James MacFarlane, who arrived in Wyoming in 1829
  • Peter MacFarlane, who landed in New York in 1830
  • Robert Macfarlane, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • Robert MacFarlane, who landed in Albany, NY in 1840
  • J R Macfarlane, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacFarlane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann MacFarlane, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814

MacFarlane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Macfarlane, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Duncan MacFarlane arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Charles.gif
  • Edwin MacFarlane arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elizabeth" in 1849
  • James Macfarlane, English convict from Northumberland, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

MacFarlane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John MacFarlane arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • J. Macfarlane arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "New Zealand" in 1842

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name MacFarlane (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name MacFarlane (post 1700)



  • Allison M. Macfarlane, American past Chairman of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (2012-2013)
  • Wallace Macfarlane (b. 1856), American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1894-98
  • Robert MacFarlane, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Eastford, 1948
  • Matthew B. Macfarlane, American Republican politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1897-1909; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1908, 1912, 1916
  • John J. MacFarlane, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 4th District, 1883-90
  • James Rieman Macfarlane (1858-1938), American Republican politician, Common Pleas Court Judge in Pennsylvania 5th District, 1903-29
  • Ian Ross MacFarlane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1956
  • Grant MacFarlane (b. 1899), American Democrat politician, Secretary of Utah Democratic Party, 1928; Member of Utah State House of Representatives, 1929, 1935; Member of Utah State Senate, 1939-45
  • Dave MacFarlane, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 11th District, 1929-30, 1949-52
  • Bruce M. Macfarlane (b. 1919), American politician, Mayor of Lake Forest, Illinois, 1969-70
  • ... (Another 40 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Suggested Readings for the name MacFarlane


Expand

Suggested Readings for the name MacFarlane



  • Genealogy, History and Biographical Record of Families of Joeseph Haney and Sarah Decker, David MacFarlane, et al by W. Flora Shepherd.

Close

MacFarlane Clan Badge


Expand

MacFarlane Clan Badge




MacFarlane Clan Badge
MacFarlane Clan Badge

Buy JPG Image

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...

 More

Septs of the Distinguished Name MacFarlane
Ailainson, Ailanach, Ailanack, Ailanake, Ailanech, Ailaneck, Ailaneson, Ailaney, Ailani, Ailanick, Ailanie, Ailanitch, Ailanock, Ailanox, Ailansolm, Ailansom, Ailansomb, Ailansombe, Ailansome, Ailanson, Ailansone, Ailansoom, Ailansoomb, Ailansoombe, Ailansoun, Ailansown, Ailansum, Ailansume, Ailany, Ailanyck, Ailanyke, Ailayne, Aileand, Aileane, Aileant, Aileend, Aileent, Aileind, Aileinson, Aileint, Ailen, Aileney, Ailenie, Ailenson, Aileny, Aileynd, Aileynson, Aillainson, Aillanach, Aillanack and more.

Close

MacFarlane Family Crest Products


Expand

MacFarlane Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Charles.gif
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  4. 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.
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  11. ...

The MacFarlane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacFarlane 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 19 July 2016 at 14:46.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest