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The history of the ancestors of the MacPhail family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name MacPhail comes from the personal name Paul. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.

MacPhail Early Origins



The surname MacPhail was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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MacPhail Spelling Variations


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MacPhail Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name MacPhail include MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.

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MacPhail Early History


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MacPhail Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacPhail research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1533 are included under the topic Early MacPhail History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacPhail Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacPhail Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacPhail In Ireland


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MacPhail In Ireland



Some of the MacPhail family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 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



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of MacPhail:

MacPhail Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Macphail, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • John I MacPhail, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Leonard Macphail, aged 9, who arrived in America from Cheetham, in 1897

MacPhail Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Macphail, aged 33, who arrived in America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1907
  • Lorne S. MacPhail, aged 28, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Hugh Macphail, aged 35, who arrived in America from Nairn, Scotland, in 1913
  • Peter Macphail, aged 37, who arrived in America from Dunblane, Scotland, in 1918
  • Francis D. MacPhail, aged 29, who arrived in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacPhail Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Andrew Macphail, aged 43, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1909
  • William MacPhail, aged 37, who arrived in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1910
  • Ethel MacPhail, aged 23, who arrived in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1910
  • Donald G. Macphail, aged 30, who arrived in Vancouver, Canada, in 1911
  • Dorothy Macphail, aged 25, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacPhail (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacPhail (post 1700)



  • Andy MacPhail (b. 1953), American former President of baseball operations for the Baltimore Orioles (2007-2011), Chicago Cubs President and CEO (1994-2006)
  • Leland Stanford "Lee" MacPhail Jr. (1917-2012), American front-office executive in Major League Baseball, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998
  • Leland Stanford "Larry" MacPhail Sr. (1890-1975), American executive and innovator in Major League Baseball, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Iain Duncan Macphail (1938-2009), Lord Macphail, a Scottish lawyer, Senator of the College of Justice (2005-2009)
  • John MacPhail (b. 1955), Scottish former football defender who played from 1975 to 1994
  • Catherine Macphail (b. 1964), Scottish author
  • James Alexander "Sandy" Macphail (1870-1949), Canadian engineer, educator and politician who represented 4th Queens in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1911 to 1915
  • Richard Paul MacPhail (b. 1950), English former musician, best known for being involved in the early tours of rock band Genesis
  • Sir John Andrew Macphail (1864-1938), Canadian physician, author, professor of medicine, and soldier
  • Joy MacPhail, former Canadian politician in British Columbia who held numerous ministerial posts from 1991 to 2005
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The MacPhail Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacPhail 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 9 October 2016 at 20:35.

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