For all of you McFarlands out there there is a website Clan MacFarland out there. It gives a lot of background info on the family name. The is also a book called the Historu ofr the Clan Macfarlane by Cynthia Maria Jones Atwood Little. This book was written in 1893 and chronicles her search for her family roots. It 's interesting and if you family stayed in Scotland may be helpful. Either way it is a interesting read.