The Farquharson family can trace their origins back to Farquar, fourth son of Alexander cier of Rothiemurcus. Farquar possessed the River Dee in Aberdeenshire and his descendants were called Farquharsons. The clan grew in stature following the death of Finla mor, the official progenitor of the clan.
The Farquharsons would go on to support the Jacobite cause on numerous occasions following the glorious revolution of 1688 and would fight beside Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden in 1746.
The clan have retained control of their traditional clan seat at Braemar Castle, a location which is now open to the public. The current clan chief is Alwyne Arthur Compton Farquharson of Invercauld.