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

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MacFayden Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. 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.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    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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