FARQUHARSON CLAN
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There are several spelling variations for the Clan Farquharson surname. Included are families (known as Septs) with different surnames from the original Clan name. Throughout the centuries, surnames have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original Farquharson spelling. 

The Farquharson Clan Crest which, all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on the top of the Clan Farquharson Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. The complete Farquharson Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son. The wearing of your Clan Chief’s Crest, is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Farquharson Family Ancestry.

We make this Scottish collection of Clan Farquharson Crest Jewelry and Wall Crest as your link to your Scottish Ancestry.

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FARQUHARSON CLAN History
FARQUHARSON CLAN

 

Clan Chief:        The current chief, Captain Alwynne Farquharson

                          of Invercauld.

Origin of name:   Gaelic Fearchar

Clan Crest:         Upper half of a lion rampant rising out of a hat

                           with a sword in its right paw.

Clan Motto:         Fide et fortitudine (by fidelity and fortitude)

Lands:               Aberdeenshire, Invercauld.

Clan Farquharson belong to the most powerful Clan confederation in Scotland, Clan Chattan, or the Clan of the Cat. Other members of this enviable alliance include the Clans Mackintosh, Macpherson, Macbean, and Shaw. The Clan Farquharson are intimately related to the Shaws, with the Farquharsons descending from Farquar, the 4th son of Alexander Shaw of Rothiemurchus, who lived at the beginning of the 15th Century. Farquar's son Donald wed Isobel Stewart, heiress to Invercauld, and so gained lands for the infant Clan.

Clan Farquharson did not take long to rise to some prominence in the annals of Scottish history. Donald and Isobel's son, Finlay Mor, was slain at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1547, while carrying the Royal Standard of Scotland. Such was Mary, Queen of Scots esteem at this gallant sacrifice that she presented Finlay's widow, Beatrix Farquharson, with a clarsach. This treasured musical instrument is a traditional Celtic harp, and it is said that Beatrix was unparalleled in her mastery of the ancient art of the clarsach. The harp is now housed in Edinburgh's Royal Museum of Scotland, where it is displayed with the only other surviving clarsach, the Lamont harp. The Farquharsons' relationship with Scottish culture and the Crown continued down through the centuries, with the royal Scottish palace of Balmoral once belonging to the Clan Farquharson estates.



The Farquharson were staunch supporters of the exiled Stuart monarchs, and were prominent in the Jacobite Risings of the 18th Century. In 1715, John Farquharson of Invercauld, and 144 of his kin, joined the Clan Chattan forces at the Battle of Preston, but John was captured by the government forces. Three decades later, Clan Farquharson rallied with their Chattan compatriots under the banner of Bonnie Prince Charlie, supplying 300 men to fight in the frontlines of Culloden. Such was the zeal of Farquharson support for the charismatic Prince Charlie that Anne Farquharson, wife of the Mackintosh chief, raised an army of Mackintoshs to fight on the Jacobite side. This was much to her husband's chagrin, who was away fighting the Jacobites in the government armies. Despite her husband's wishes, Anne sheltered the fugitive Prince after the Jacobite defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. It is testament to her spirit that she organised all her servants to divert an attack on her home designed to capture Charlie, while spiriting the Prince away to safety.

The chief, Captain Alwynne Farquharson, resides at Braemar on royal Deeside, next door to the Queen's residence at Balmoral.

The Farquharson Clan crest is the upper half of a lion rampant rising out of a hat with a sword in its paw and the proud Farquharson Clan motto reads "Fide et fortitudine" meaning in Latin "by fidelity and fortitude".

Our Scottish Heritage is the common bond that unites our Farquharson family name forever.


Septs/Spelling Variations of FARQUHARSON CLAN
BARRIE of FARQUHARSON CLAN    BOWMAN of FARQUHARSON CLAN    BREBNER of FARQUHARSON CLAN    CHRISTIE of FARQUHARSON CLAN    CHRISTY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    COATES of FARQUHARSON CLAN    COATS of FARQUHARSON CLAN    COUTTS of FARQUHARSON CLAN    CROMAR of FARQUHARSON CLAN    FARQUHAR of FARQUHARSON CLAN    FINDLAY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    FINDLAYSON of FARQUHARSON CLAN    GRACIE of FARQUHARSON CLAN    KERRACHER of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACCAIG of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACCARTNEY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACCUAIG of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACEARACHER of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACFARQUHAR of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACHARDY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACKERCHAR of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACKINDLAY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MACKINLEY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    REOCH of FARQUHARSON CLAN    TAWSE of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCKINLEY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCKINDLAY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCKERCHAR of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCHARDY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCFARQUHAR of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCEARACHER of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCCUAIG of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCCARTNEY of FARQUHARSON CLAN    MCCAIG of FARQUHARSON CLAN