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The McFadden family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McFadden 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.

McFadden Early Origins



The surname McFadden 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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McFadden Spelling Variations


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McFadden Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McFadden include McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.

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McFadden Early History


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McFadden Early History



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

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McFadden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFadden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McFadden In Ireland


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McFadden In Ireland



Some of the McFadden 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



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 McFadden arrived in North America very early:

McFadden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew McFadden, who arrived in New England in 1718 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James McFadden, who landed in New England in 1718-1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McFadden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McFadden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1809 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph McFadden, aged 6, who arrived in America in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Samuel McFadden, who landed in New York in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sharp McFadden, who arrived in New York in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert McFadden, who landed in Mississippi in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McFadden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel McFadden, aged 22, who landed in Quebec in 1833
  • Denis McFadden, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Patrick McFadden, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Patrick McFadden, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Ferigal McFadden, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McFadden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary McFadden, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • William McFadden, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Margaret McFadden, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Nancy McFadden, aged 14, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Mary McFadden, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

McFadden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William McFadden, aged 48, a farm labourer, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Catherine McFadden, aged 45, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • William McFadden, aged 19, a farm labourer, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Margaret McFadden, aged 22, a dairymaid, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Daniel McFadden, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFadden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFadden (post 1700)



  • W. R. McFadden, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1916
  • William R. McFadden, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 12th District, 1961
  • Theresa M. McFadden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980
  • Roger McFadden, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968
  • P. W. McFadden, American politician, Mayor of Austin, Texas, 1926-33
  • Orrin McFadden, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1869-79
  • Ophelia McFadden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 (alternate), 1996, 2000
  • Obadiah Benton McFadden (1815-1875), American politician, Justice of Oregon Territorial Supreme Court, 1853-54; Justice of Washington Territorial Supreme Court, 1854-61; Member Washington territorial council, 1861
  • Nancy E. McFadden, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Nathaniel J. McFadden, American Democrat politician, Elected Maryland State Senate 45th District 1998; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2008
  • ... (Another 40 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name McFadden


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Suggested Readings for the name McFadden



  • A McFadden Chronology by William Thomas Skinner.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  2. 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.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The McFadden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFadden 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 26 October 2017 at 13:20.

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