Fayle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Fayle family

The surname Fayle 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 Fayle family

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

Fayle 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 Fayle include MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.

Early Notables of the Fayle family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Fayle family to Ireland

Some of the Fayle 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.

Fayle migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fayle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William D Fayle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fayle (post 1700)

  • Miles R. Fayle, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Brewer, Maine, 1960-61 [2]

Historic Events for the Fayle family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Robert Russell Fayle, "Taylor" British Assistant Saloon Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Edward Fayle, English Able-Bodied Seaman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONDOR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Condor.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 10) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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