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The Pharlant family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name Pharlant is derived 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 Pharlant family


The surname Pharlant 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 Pharlant family

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Early History of the Pharlant family


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

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Pharlant Spelling Variations

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Pharlant 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 Pharlant has been spelled MacFarlane, MacFarlain, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartland, MacPartlin, MacPharlane, MacPharlin, MacPharlan and many more.

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Early Notables of the Pharlant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Pharlant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pharlant family to Ireland

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Migration of the Pharlant family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Pharlant family to the New World and Oceana


Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pharlant were among those contributors: 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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