of ancient Scotland
were the tribe of the ancestors of the McPaul family. The name McPaul is derived from the personal name Paul.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.
Early Origins of the McPaul family
The surname McPaul 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 McPaul family
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McPaul Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. McPaul has been spelled MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.
Early Notables of the McPaul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McPaul family to Ireland
Some of the McPaul family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McPaul family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name McPaul:
McPaul Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Neal McPaul, aged 47, who settled in America from Donegal, in 1900
- Neal McPaul, aged 47, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1900
- Julia McPaul, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Donegal, in 1903
- Margorie McPaul, aged 28, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1905
- Katie McPaul, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Bailieboro, Ireland, in 1906
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Contemporary Notables of the name McPaul (post 1700)
- Robert McPaul, American Hollywood editor