The ancestors of the first family to use the name Fales lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. The name Fales is derived from the personal name Paul.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.
Early Origins of the Fales family
The surname Fales 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 Fales family
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Fales Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Fales has been spelled MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.
Early Notables of the Fales family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fales family to Ireland
Some of the Fales family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fales family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Fales:
Fales Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Samuel Fales, who arrived in Ohio in 1798 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)
Fales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F. L. Fales, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1894
Fales Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Catherine Fales, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
- De Coursey Fales, who emigrated to America, in 1907
- Edith G Fales, who landed in America, in 1907
- Frederick Fales, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Grace Fales, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Fales (post 1700)
- Major-General Eugene Warren Fales (1887-1963), American Commandant Infantry Replacement Center Camp Blanding (1943-1945) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Eugene Fales. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fales/Eugene_Warren/USA.html
- Almira L. Newcomb McNaughton Lockwood Fales (1809-1868), American philanthropist and nurse during the American Civil War
- DeCoursey Fales (1888-1966), American lawyer, banker, collector, bibliophile and yachtsman, author of The Fales Family of Bristol, Rhode Island (1919)