The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name McFarline 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 McFarline family
The surname McFarline 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 McFarline family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFarline research.Another 625 words (45 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1395 and are included under the topic Early McFarline History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McFarline Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. McFarline has been spelled MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.
Early Notables of the McFarline family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McFarline family to Ireland
Some of the McFarline 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.
Migration of the McFarline family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McFarline Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mary McFarline, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland