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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.

McFarlan Early Origins



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.

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McFarlan Spelling Variations


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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.

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McFarlan Early History


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McFarlan Early History



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

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McFarlan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFarlan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McFarlan In Ireland


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McFarlan In Ireland



Some of the McFarlan 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. 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, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774
  • Peter McFarlan, aged 19, 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, landed in New York in 1812
  • Archibald McFarlan, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Michael McFarlan, aged 28, arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McFarlan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Walter McFarlan U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFarlan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFarlan (post 1700)



  • Alexander Shepard McFarlan (1869-1939), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Anderson Daniel McFarlan (1873-1924), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Duncan McFarlan (1816-1805), American Democratic-Republican politician, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1805 and 1807

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  1. ^ 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

Other References

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  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The McFarlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFarlan 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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