Clan MacFarlane

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Welcome to Clan MacFarlane

Clan MacFarlane Team
Team Leader Amy Gilpin
Team MembersDean Pascoe,
Clan Chief: Armigerous
Crest: A demi-savage brandishing in his dexter a broad sword Proper and pointing with his sinister to an Imperial Crown or standing by him on the wreath
MacFarlane Clan Crest
Motto: This I'll Defend
Slogan/War Cry: Loch Sloigh!
Region: Argyll
Historic Seat: Arrochar
Plant badge: Cranberry and Cloudberry
Pipe music: Thogail nam Bo (Lifting the cattle)
Gaelic name: Mhic Pharlain

Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan MacFarlane together with members bearing the name MacFarlane, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan MacFarlane.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • Identify Clan Chief profiles existing on WikiTree and adding them to the Clan MacFarlane category.
  • Review existing MacFarlane profiles and correct errors as needed.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan MacFarlane.


Clan History

Clan Branches

Other Names Associated with the Clan

Allied Clans

Rival Clans

Clan Research and Free Space Pages

Source Material

Image Credits and Acknowledgements

Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into this team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional team pages.

Septs: The following is a partial list of the surnames associated with Clan MacFarlane. To conserve space, only Mac forms are shown. Mc and M’ are scribal abbreviations, and therefore should be considered as included. All spellings derivable from the names and variants shown below should be considered as included also.

Condey, Condie, Condy, Gruamach, MacCondey, MacCondie, MacCondy, MacIock, MacJock, MacInally, MacNide, MacNite, MacNoyer, MacNuyer, MacWalter, Monach, Monnock, Parlane, Weaver, Webster, Weir.

Associated names of Clan MacFarlane that are also claimed by other clans

Allan, Allen, Allanach, Allanson, Allison, Arrell, Arroll, Barclay, Bart, Bartholomew, Bartie/y, Bartson, Brice, Bryce, Caa, Caw, Calla/ende/ar, Cunnison, Kennison, Galbraith, Galloway, Grassick, Griesk, Greusaich, Knox, Lea/iper, Lenox, Lennox, MacAllan, MacAllen, MacAndrew, MacAndro, MacCaa, MacCaw, MacCause, MacEa/och, MacEachern, MacEoin, MacErrachar, MacFarquhar, MacGaw, MacGreusich/k, MacInstalker, MacJames, MacKin(d)la/ey, MacNair, MacNayer, MacRob, MacRobb, MacWilliam, Michie, Millar, Miller, Rob, Robb, Spruell, Stalker, Williamson, Wilson , Wylie, Wyllie.

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Clan MacFarlane

The clan claims a descent from the old line of the Earls of Lennox. For some time there had been some controversy as to the descent of these earls, with both Gaelic and Anglo-Saxon origins given. Though today it is accepted that Clan MacFarlane is of Gaelic descent. The clan takes its name from a Malcolm MacFarlane, who lived in the fourteenth century. Clan MacFarlane took part in several conflicts including brutal fighting for Scottish Independence alongside Robert The Bruce. The clan was also noted for its daring night time cattle raiding of neighboring clan lands, (particularly those of Clan Colquhoun),and as such, it is said that the full moon became known throughout the highlands as "MacFarlane's Lantern".For many years Clan MacFarlane was one of the most respected and feared clans in the highlands until the clan was denounced by the English government. The ancestral lands of the clan were Arrochar, located at the head of Loch Long and further northwest of Loch Lomond. The lands of Arrochar were first granted to an ancestor of the clan in the thirteenth century, and were held by the chiefs until they were sold off for debts, in 1767. The last descendant of the chiefs, in the direct male line, died in 1886. Since the modern clan is without a chief it can be considered an Armigerous clan.[1]

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MacFarlane tartan
MacFarlane tartan

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