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MacFadden comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the personal name Paidean. The Gaelic forms of the surname are Mac Phadein or Mac Phaidin, both of which mean son of Paidean.

MacFadden Early Origins



The surname MacFadden was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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MacFadden Spelling Variations


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MacFadden Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years MacFadden has appeared as McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.

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MacFadden Early History


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MacFadden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacFadden research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacFadden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacFadden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacFadden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacFadden In Ireland


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MacFadden In Ireland



Some of the MacFadden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name MacFadden or a variant listed above:

MacFadden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel MacFadden, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Charles MacFadden, who landed in New York, NY in 1816

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacFadden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacFadden (post 1700)



  • Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1955), born Bernard Adolphus McFadden, an American founder of the long-running magazine publishing company Macfadden Publications
  • Otto F. MacFadden, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1934
  • Edith H. Macfadden, American politician, Independent Citizen Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1928

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The MacFadden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacFadden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 11:56.

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