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The old Scottish-Dalriadan name McFarlen is derived 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 McFarlen family


The surname McFarlen 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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Early History of the McFarlen family

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Early History of the McFarlen family


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McFarlen Spelling Variations

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McFarlen Spelling Variations


Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McFarlen include MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.

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Early Notables of the McFarlen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McFarlen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McFarlen family to Ireland

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Migration of the McFarlen family to Ireland


Some of the McFarlen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McFarlen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McFarlen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McFarlen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George McFarlen, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

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