It is a common misconception that Clans are only made up of people who had the same surname or last name. This wasn't the case, especially in the case of Clan Farquharson who came about after the era when people would change their surnames frequently. A Clan was made up of people who has the name of the clan as well as people who lived on the lands of the clan. Who made up a clan is discussed here.
A brief note on the use of Mac/Mc is needed. The common surname prefix Mac means "son of" in the Gaelic language. The spellings of Mac or Mc in no way changes anything about the history of the surname. There is no truth in the belief that those with the spelling Mc are from Ireland and Mac from Scotland. In the course of history there have been changes in which form of Mac is in fashion. Mac has also been Anglicized to "son" as seen in the name Farquharson itself. Mac has also been dropped completely off of some surnames. For more information concerning spelling changes please click here.
The Clan Farquharson sept list is rather long due to the enormous amount of land that Clan Farquharson owned. The following is a list of surnames that are associated with the Clan Farquharson in various ways. If you click on the name you will be provided with some detail as to the association of the surname with the Clan. Please note that the information is very brief and may not discuss your family directly. This information is not intended to do anything other show historical connections between the clan and the surname. If you would like to discuss inclusion or exclusion of a particular surname please contact me.
Birce Birs Birse Birss Boman Bovman Bowman Boyman Brabener Brabin Braibner Brash Brass Brebiner Brebner Bremner Brender Brimner Briss Brymer Brymner
Cage Caig Carracher Christian Christie Christison Christopher Christopherson Christy Criste Cristie Cristin Coates Coats Coots Cottis Couts Coutts Cromar Cults
DeBarre DeBarrie DeBarry
Fairhair Fargason Farker Farquhar Farquharson Farquhart Farar Farrar Farrer Farrie FarriesFerchar Ferquher Ferres Ferries Ferris Findlay Findley Finlaison Finlaw Finlay Finlayson Finley Forker
Gracey Grassick Gracie Grass Grassie Greussach
Hardee Hardie Hardy
Kague Kellas Kelles Kellis Kerracher Kinlay Kinley
Leis Leys Lion Lyon
MacAige MacAig MacArcher MacArtney MacCage MacCaig MacCarday MacCardie MacCardney MacCarrower MacCartnay MacCartney MacCristie MacCristin MacEacher MacErchar MacErracher MacFarquhar MacFerries MacFinlay MacGressich MacGreusaich MacInlay MacInley MacGardie MacHarday MacHardie MacHardy MacKague MacKaig MacKaige MacKeag MacKeg MacKeracher MacKerchar MacKerrachar MacKigg MacKindlay MacKinlay MacKinley MacKirsty MacKuide MacPadden MacPadine MacPatick MacPhadrick MacSwayed MacQuade MacQuaid MacQuaig MacQuaite MacWade MacWeed MacWaite MacWate MacWayte
Padon Paterson Patison Paton Patonson Patrickson Patterson Pattison Patton Petirson
Quaid Quaide Quaite Reach Reiach Reoch Riach Rioch
Soutar Souter Southar Souttar Soutter Suter Sutter
Taise Tause Taws Tawse
Wade Waid Waide Wait Waite Wat Wayte
This list is a group of names that through my own research I have more than enough reason to believe that a sizable number of men and women with these surnames attached themselves to the Clan. My research includes the Records of Invercauld, local histories and surname origins. These names are not recognized by the Chief or any of the official clan societies however history may require the admission of these families into the clan. If you are a member of any of these families I look forward to hearing from you.