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Mcfarlane Family History

Mcfarlane Surname Meaning

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 ). Parthalán regularly shortened in speech to Parlán has also been Anglicized as Bartlett . Compare McPartland .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mccartan, Mclaren, Mcfarland, Mcfate, Mcardle, Mcgrane, Mcgahan

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Where is the Mcfarlane family from?

You can see how Mcfarlane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcfarlane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcfarlane families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 193 Mcfarlane families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Mcfarlane's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mcfarlane families in 1911.
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What did your Mcfarlane ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcfarlane. 37% of Mcfarlane men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Mcfarlane women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcfarlane were Carpenter and Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Servant
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Mcfarlane. For the veterans among your Mcfarlane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcfarlane lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mcfarlane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcfarlane in 1953 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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