Very few McLarens came from Balquhidder, which is another indicator that not that many McLarens actually lived there. Many more lived to the north of Balquhidder in and around Loch Tay and in their original territory of Lorn. The MacLarens were far outnumbered in Balquhidder by Stewarts, MacGregor and Fergusons in that order.
1730 Argyll, John McLerran, the “J” and “K” Families to Cape Fear River area of North Carolina.
1731 unknown origin, Alexander McClaren, one family to Jamaica,
1734 unknown origin, John McClaren, Gloucester, Coutny Virginia, indentured servant.
1742 from Ireland, Mathew McClearn, New Castle, Delaware
1745 unknown origin, Daniel McClaren, Dan River, Rockingham, North Carolina
1753 from West Argyll, Rev. Robert McLaurine, Richmond, Virginia
1754 unknown origin, James McClarren, Isle of Wight, Virginia
1761 unknown origin, Daniel McLerran, Chesterfield Co. Virgina
1763 unknown origin, Collin McClareon, New York
1774 Appin, Argyle, SCT, Daniel McLaurin and family, Richmond County, North Carolina
1775 from Argyle, Ewen McLaurin, Loyalist, Orangeburg, South Carolina
1776 unknown origin, John McLarren, of South Carolina
1783 Comrie, Perthshire, Danile MacLaren, New York
1785 Callender, Perthshire, SCT Donald MacLaren, Onondaga, NY
1790 unknown origin, three families McClaron and McClerran in New Hampshire and Vermont
1790 unknown origin, John McLaurin, Washington Co. New York
1790 Appin, Argyle, SCT, Sixteen families led by Duncan McLaurin, children, nieces and nephews
1793 unknown origin, Daniel McLaren, and three other McLaren families Fauquier Co. Virgina
1798 unknown origin, Malcolm McLaren, Caledonia, New York
1803 Invernenty via Blair Atholl, James McLaren and family, Brudnell Pioneer, PEI, Canada
1822 Methven Parish, Perthshire, SCT Robert McLaren
1815 Loch Tay, Breadalbane SCT, Bathurst emigrations to Canada, Nine McLaurin families
1835 Balquhidder, Perthshire, SCT, Archibald McLaurin and family, New Orleans, LA
1848 unknown origin, John Wesley McClarin and family, Salladsburg, Lycoming Co. PA
1859 unknown origin, John MacLaren and family, Rensslaer Co., N. Y.
Three branches by the mid 1500's In 1470 the Lordship of Lorne, where the soon to be called 'McLaurin or son of Laurence' e...
"Bi' se mac an t' Slaurie" pre standardized gaelic meaning “Take control of the chain”, referring to the hearth cha...
"When the line of Lord Dreghorn [John MacLaurin] came to an end the clan remained without a chief until, only a few years ago, the re...