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Hamish MacFarlan

Quidditch player for the Montrose Magpies (team captain 1957-1968) and later the head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports at the Ministry of Magic, his career is described as “successful” and “illustrious” (QA7).


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Hamish is a Scottish name deriving from Seumas (Sheumais) and James, which originate from the Hebrew name Jacob (meaning "may God protect" (Behind the Name).

MacFarlan is a surname of Scottish and Irish origin, from Old Gaelic MacPharlain, meaning "son of  Bartholomew" (itself a Hebrew name meaning "having many furrows") (Internet Surname Database).

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