Fall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The history of the ancestors of the Fall family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name Fall comes from the personal name Paul. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.

Early Origins of the Fall family

The surname Fall 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.

Important Dates for the Fall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fall research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1533 are included under the topic Early Fall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fall Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Fall include MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.

Early Notables of the Fall family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Fall family to Ireland

Some of the Fall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fall migration to the United States

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Fall:

Fall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Fall, aged 19, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [1]
  • Elizabeth Fall, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [1]
  • Anthony Fall Jr., who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [1]
Fall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Diedrick Fall, aged 34, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • John Dieter Fall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Fall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Fall, who landed in New Jersey in 1811 [1]
  • Patrick Fall, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]
  • C Fall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • F M Fall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • J C Fall, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fall migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Leonora M. Fall, aged 23, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Miss Leonora M. Fall, (b. 1851), aged 23, Cornish servant departing on 4th March 187 aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 1st June 1874 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
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