Faul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the name Faul 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 Faul family
The surname Faul 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 Faul family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faul research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1533 are included under the topic Early Faul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Faul 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. Faul has been written MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.
Early Notables of the Faul family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Faul Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the United States, the name Faul is the 17,358th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Faul family to Ireland
Some of the Faul 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.
Faul migration to the United States +
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 Faul:
Faul Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Daniel Faul, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 
- William Faul, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- Eberhard Faul, who landed in America in 1882 
Faul Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Henry Faul, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1917 
Faul migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Faul Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Faul, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 
Contemporary Notables of the name Faul (post 1700) +
- George M. Faul, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1952 
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html