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Word Origin and History for mcfarland


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

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  • By the way,” said Johnny, as dawn began to break, “have you ever met Mr. McFarland?

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    Roy J. Snell

  • Mr. McFarland spoke of that, and then of how little else remained.


    Susan Glaspell

  • Mr. McFarland had turned slightly away, as if not caring to hear it.


    Susan Glaspell

  • Cyrus had risen and was putting in his pocket a paper Mr. McFarland had given him.


    Susan Glaspell

  • McFarland Gap, the only débouché, was supposed to be occupied by the cavalry.