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The McParland family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McParland is derived from the personal name Parlan, which is the Gaelic equivalent of Bartholomew. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Pharlain.

McParland Early Origins



The surname McParland 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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McParland Spelling Variations


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McParland Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McParland has appeared in various documents spelled MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.

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McParland Early History


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McParland Early History



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

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McParland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McParland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McParland In Ireland


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McParland In Ireland



Some of the McParland 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 McParland or a variant listed above:

McParland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann McParland, aged 45, who settled in America from Armagh, in 1893

McParland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen McParland, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Armagh, in 1904
  • James McParland, aged 35, who landed in America from Armagh, in 1904
  • Edward McParland, aged 22, who landed in America from Belleck, Ireland, in 1910
  • Jennie Mcparland, aged 23, who settled in America from Newry, Ireland, in 1913
  • Daniel McParland, aged 28, who landed in America from Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McParland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McParland (post 1700)



  • Leland S. McParland (1896-1989), American Wisconsin Democratic attorney and politician
  • James McParland (1843-1919), Irish-born, American Pinkerton agent, referred to as the "Great Detective", best known for his work against the Molly Maguires, and a fictional appearance in The Valley of Fear
  • Tony Patrick McParland (b. 1982), Scottish football player
  • Ian 'Charlie' John McParland (b. 1961), Scottish former professional association football player
  • Anthony McParland (b. 1982), Scottish football player
  • Peter James McParland MBE (b. 1934), Northern Irish former professional footballer

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McParland Historic Events


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McParland Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Terence Mcparland, Irish Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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McParland Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 12 July 2015 at 17:56.

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