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The McFaden family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name McFaden is derived from the personal name Paidean. The Gaelic forms of the surname are Mac Phadein or Mac Phaidin, both of which mean son of Paidean.

McFaden Early Origins



The surname McFaden was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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McFaden Spelling Variations


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McFaden Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McFaden has been written as McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.

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McFaden Early History


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McFaden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFaden research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McFaden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McFaden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFaden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McFaden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McFaden In Ireland


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McFaden In Ireland



Some of the McFaden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name McFaden or a variant listed above include:

McFaden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew, Edward, James, and Thomas McFaden, who settled in New Hampshire in 1718

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McFaden Family Crest Products


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