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Offline Betty S

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Meaning of name?
« on: Saturday 19 December 09 08:01 GMT (UK) »
Could anyone help me with the christian name PARLAN(E) which regularlt turns up in my branch of the MacFarlane Family, from the area of Glassary, Argyll
TIA    Betty S
Rodger/Stewart: Ayr, Renfrew,Lanark: Stewart/Blair:Argyll,Ayr:
Macleod/Fraser/Matheson/Mcgregor:Sutherland
Breheny/Murphy:Tasmania, Ire
McLeods to Aus

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Re: Meaning of name?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 December 09 08:24 GMT (UK) »
It seems to be a clan name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_MacFarlane

Scroll down to Associated names
Gadsby's, Farmers, Neals - Leicestershire
Freemans, Littles, Corbetts, Branns - Australia

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Re: Meaning of name?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 December 09 08:26 GMT (UK) »
hi Betty

PARLAN - MALE - ORIGIN SCOTTISH - MEANING - FARMER

ev
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Offline Betty S

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Re: Meaning of name?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 December 09 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Thank You, Ev ,for your prompt reply...I always seem to find answers on this great site.....the people are SO helpful....Thanks again, and Merry Christmas ....Betty S
Rodger/Stewart: Ayr, Renfrew,Lanark: Stewart/Blair:Argyll,Ayr:
Macleod/Fraser/Matheson/Mcgregor:Sutherland
Breheny/Murphy:Tasmania, Ire
McLeods to Aus

Offline Betty S

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Re: Meaning of name?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 December 09 00:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks also to Tedscout, for the link to Wikipedia, it was very interesting.....Betty S
Rodger/Stewart: Ayr, Renfrew,Lanark: Stewart/Blair:Argyll,Ayr:
Macleod/Fraser/Matheson/Mcgregor:Sutherland
Breheny/Murphy:Tasmania, Ire
McLeods to Aus