Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac
Pharthaláin, a patronymic from the personal name
Parthalán, which is most probably from Latin
Bartholomaeus (see Bartholomew).
- McFarlane is one of the most important Scottish clans, originally
associated with Arrochar on Loch Long. Robert McFarlane came to NY in 1835 and was editor of Scientific American magazine (1848–65.
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