Scotland. It is derived from the personal name Paidean. The Gaelic forms of the surname are Mac Phadein or Mac Phaidin, both of which mean son of Paidean.
Early Origins of the MacFaden family
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.
Early History of the MacFaden family
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MacFaden Spelling Variations
spelling variations. In various documents MacFaden has been spelled McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.
Early Notables of the MacFaden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacFaden family to Ireland
Some of the MacFaden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacFaden family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name MacFaden arrived in North America very early:
MacFaden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
MacFaden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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