The history of the Phiel family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland
. The name Phiel comes from the personal name Paul.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.
Early Origins of the Phiel family
The surname Phiel 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 Phiel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phiel research.Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1533 are included under the topic Early Phiel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Phiel Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. Phiel has appeared MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.
Early Notables of the Phiel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Phiel family to Ireland
Some of the Phiel family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 124 words (9 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 Phiel family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Phiel:
Phiel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Phiel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)