McFarlan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the McFarlan family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. 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 McFarlan family
The surname McFarlan 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 McFarlan family
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McFarlan Spelling Variations
In various documents McFarlan 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 McFarlan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McFarlan family to Ireland
Some of the McFarlan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McFarlan migration to the United States +
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McFarlan or a variant listed above:
McFarlan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ann McFarlan, aged 17, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774 
- Peter McFarlan, aged 19, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774 
McFarlan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John McFarlan, who landed in New York in 1809 
- Samuel McFarlan, who arrived in America in 1810 
- Andrew McFarlan, aged 47, who landed in New York in 1812 
- Archibald McFarlan, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1812 
- Michael McFarlan, aged 28, who arrived in Maryland in 1813 
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McFarlan migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McFarlan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Walter McFarlan U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Contemporary Notables of the name McFarlan (post 1700) +
- Duncan McFarlan (b. 1816), American Democratic-Republican politician, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1805 and 1807
- W. L. McFarlan Sr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1936
- Robert McFarlan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1797-98
- Patrick McFarlan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1857
- James H. McFarlan, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Attorney General, 1906; Candidate for justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1909, 1911, 1915; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1918
- Hudson McFarlan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County, 1826, 1838, 1847; Delegate to Whig National Convention from New York, 1839 (speaker)
- H. J. McFarlan, American politician, Candidate for University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1933; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1934
- G. S. McFarlan, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Bucks County, 1879-82
- Duncan McFarlan (b. 1816), American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons, 1792; Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1793-95, 1800, 1807-09; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1805-07
- Alexander McFarlan, American politician, Mayor of Flint, Michigan, 1875-76
- ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X