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On the Scottish west coast, the McPerlend 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.

Early Origins of the McPerlend family


The surname McPerlend 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 McPerlend family

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Early History of the McPerlend family


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Another 625 words (45 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1395 and are included under the topic Early McPerlend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McPerlend Spelling Variations

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McPerlend Spelling Variations


In various documents McPerlend 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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Early Notables of the McPerlend family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McPerlend family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McPerlend family to Ireland

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Migration of the McPerlend family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the McPerlend family to the New World and Oceana


Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John MacFarlan settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766; Alexander, Andrew, Daniel, Hugh, George, Henry, James, John, Mary, Patrick, Robert and William MacFarland all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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