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Partlend is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the personal name Parlan, which is the Gaelic equivalent of Bartholomew. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Pharlain.

Partlend Early Origins



The surname Partlend 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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Partlend Spelling Variations


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Partlend Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Partlend has been spelled MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.

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Partlend Early History


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Partlend Early History



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

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Partlend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Partlend Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Partlend In Ireland


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Partlend In Ireland



Some of the Partlend 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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Partlend arrived in North America very early: 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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