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The McFadin family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name McFadin 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.

McFadin Early Origins



The surname McFadin 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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McFadin Spelling Variations


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McFadin Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McFadin has been written as McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.

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McFadin Early History


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McFadin Early History



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

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McFadin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFadin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McFadin In Ireland


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McFadin In Ireland



Some of the McFadin 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 descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name McFadin or a variant listed above include:

McFadin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna M. McFadin, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Vera McFadin, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFadin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFadin (post 1700)



  • Sam "Flash" McFadin (1952-2001), American actor, best known for his multiple appearences as Flash Cadillac on Happy Days and American Graffiti
  • Lewis Pate "Bud" McFadin (1928-2006), American college and professional football player, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame (1983)
  • Richard E. McFadin, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Clay County 2nd District; Elected 1964

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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    The McFadin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFadin 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 May 2017 at 13:41.

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