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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name MacFayden is the personal name Paidean. The Gaelic forms of the surname are Mac Phadein or Mac Phaidin, both of which mean son of Paidean.

MacFayden Early Origins



The surname MacFayden 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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MacFayden Spelling Variations


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MacFayden 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 MacFayden has appeared as McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.

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MacFayden Early History


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MacFayden Early History



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

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MacFayden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacFayden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacFayden In Ireland


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MacFayden In Ireland



Some of the MacFayden 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacFayden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh MacFayden, aged 26, a cooper, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Ellen Hunter MacFayden, aged 25, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Agnes Fortune MacFayden, aged under 1, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacFayden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacFayden (post 1700)



  • Tamar H. MacFayden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1996 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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MacFayden Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The MacFayden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacFayden 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 12:26.

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