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.
Early Origins of the MacFayden family
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.
Early History of the MacFayden family
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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.
Early Notables of the MacFayden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacFayden family to Ireland
Some of the MacFayden family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacFayden family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name MacFayden (post 1700)
- Tamar H. MacFayden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1996 CITATION[CLOSE]
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