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The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name McFadyean. It 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.

McFadyean Early Origins



The surname McFadyean 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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McFadyean Spelling Variations


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McFadyean Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. McFadyean has appeared as McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.

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McFadyean Early History


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McFadyean Early History



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

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McFadyean Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFadyean Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McFadyean In Ireland


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McFadyean In Ireland



Some of the McFadyean 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McFadyean were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McFadyean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Annie McFadyean, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Thomas McFadyean, aged 8, who landed in America, in 1894

McFadyean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John C. McFadyean, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Mary McFadyean, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1921

McFadyean Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert McFadyean, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFadyean (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFadyean (post 1700)



  • Colin William McFadyean (b. 1943), England international rugby union player and captain
  • Sir Andrew McFadyean (1887-1974), British diplomat, economist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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 McFadyean Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFadyean 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 5 November 2012 at 08:54.

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