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Irish surname, from Gaelic Mac Pharlain "son of Parlan," from Old Irish Parthalon "Bartholomew."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • By the way,” said Johnny, as dawn began to break, “have you ever met Mr. mcfarland?

    White Fire Roy J. Snell
  • Mr. mcfarland spoke of that, and then of how little else remained.

    Fidelity Susan Glaspell
  • Mr. mcfarland had turned slightly away, as if not caring to hear it.

    Fidelity Susan Glaspell
  • Cyrus had risen and was putting in his pocket a paper Mr. mcfarland had given him.

    Fidelity Susan Glaspell
  • mcfarland Gap, the only débouché, was supposed to be occupied by the cavalry.

    From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet

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