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Identifying tartans for unlisted families

CyndiM 06 Jun 2013
Member
I have been researching my family lines, and would love to know the tartans associated with the families. My mother's surname Harrow originates in Scotland, and I've got information referring to an ancestor born in Bervie, Kincardineshire in 1777 -- the family would have immigrated to the US with that generation or the following one (his son died in the US but I don't know where he was born). I am not able to find whether there is a tartan associated with the name. Is there any way at all to locate that information?

There is also reference to the name Farquhar (although right now I'm questioning the validity of that information). Am I correct in assuming that the Farquharson tartan would be the right one, as a variation of the name?

Thank you, I am very new to all of this!
CyndiM 06 Jun 2013
Member
And I apologize for another dumb question, I really am just uninformed ... is there a difference between the Scottish tartans and the Irish?

Thanks again ...
Roibeard 14 Jun 2013
Member
Usually Scottish tartans are by Clan name, and Irish tartans are by county. However some Irish clans do have their own tartans as does the Scottish. Moreover Some Irish are septs of Scottish clans and wear the Scottish tartans instead.
All the best,
Roibeard.
Mck236 18 Jul 2013
Member
I have Farquhar's in my Family tree, ( McKerrow), unable to claim or find a clan for our family also. However, Ayrshire is our homeland
And believe I will claim it as our own until I come up with something more specific.

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