McFarling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McFarling family. 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 McFarling family

The surname McFarling 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 McFarling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFarling research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1395 and are included under the topic Early McFarling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McFarling Spelling Variations

Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McFarling has been written as MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.

Early Notables of the McFarling family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the McFarling family to Ireland

Some of the McFarling 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.

United States McFarling migration to the United States +

Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McFarling or a variant listed above:

McFarling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter McFarling, aged 25, who landed in Maryland in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name McFarling (post 1700) +

  • Denis McFarling, American illustrator, best known for his illustrations for The Magic Dishpan of Oz, a 1994 children's book written by Jeff Freedman
  • Usha Lee McFarling, American Pulitzer Prize winning science reporter, Artist In Residence at the University of Washington Department of Communication
  • Theodore W. McFarling, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 20th District, 1955-56 [2]

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Frederick T McFarling, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [3]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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