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Failla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the name Failla are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from the personal name Paul. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.

Early Origins of the Failla family


The surname Failla 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 Failla family


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Failla Spelling Variations


Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Failla has been written MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.

Early Notables of the Failla family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Failla family to Ireland


Some of the Failla 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 Failla family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Failla: Patrick McPail, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860; John McPhail and his wife Christie and three children, who arrived in New York in 1739; Alexander, Donald, Duncan, Jean, John, and Will McPhail, who all arrived in Philadelphia in 1775.

Contemporary Notables of the name Failla (post 1700)


  • Gioacchino Failla (1891-1961), Italian-born American physicist
  • Katherine Polk Failla (b. 1969), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2013-)
  • Paul J. Failla (b. 1972), former American football and baseball player and coach
  • Silvio Failla, American politician, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, 1965 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard C. Failla (1940-1993), American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1988-93 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clayton Failla (b. 1986), Maltese professional footballer

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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