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Faile Surname History



The ancestors of the Faile family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The name Faile is derived from the personal name Paul. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.


Early Origins of the Faile family


The surname Faile was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Faile family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faile research.
Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1533 are included under the topic Early Faile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Faile Spelling Variations


The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Faile has been spelled MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.

Early Notables of the Faile family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Faile family to Ireland


Some of the Faile family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Faile family to the New World and Oceana


The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Faile:

Faile Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Walter H. Faile, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX31-WM5 : 6 December 2014), Walter H. Faile, 17 Oct 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Faile Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cecilia D. Faile, aged 60, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Umbria" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFDN-1Y8 : 6 December 2014), Cecilia D. Faile, 28 Oct 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marguerite Faile, aged 33, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Fort Victoria" from Hamilton, Bermuda [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6K9-MPT : 6 December 2014), Marguerite Faile, 20 Jan 1921; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Faile (post 1700)


  • Tommy Faile (1928-1998), American songwriter and singer best known for writing "Phantom 309" and singing "The Legend of the Brown Mountain Lights"
  • Samuel Faile, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 5th District, 1949-52 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX31-WM5 : 6 December 2014), Walter H. Faile, 17 Oct 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFDN-1Y8 : 6 December 2014), Cecilia D. Faile, 28 Oct 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6K9-MPT : 6 December 2014), Marguerite Faile, 20 Jan 1921; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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