The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name McFadyen 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 McFadyen family
The surname McFadyen 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 McFadyen family
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McFadyen 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 McFadyen has appeared as McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.
Early Notables of the McFadyen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McFadyen family to Ireland
Some of the McFadyen family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McFadyen family to the New World and Oceana
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 McFadyen were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:
McFadyen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Duncan, James, and William McFadyen, who settled in Philadelphia in 1780
McFadyen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Allen McFadyen, aged 35, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1874 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)
McFadyen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Annie McFadyen, aged 17, who landed in America from Cork, Ireland, in 1906
- Bridget McFadyen, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Portumns, Ireland, in 1906
- Edward McFadyen, aged 0, who landed in America from Lanark, Scotland, in 1908
- Daniel C. McFadyen, aged 25, who settled in America from Govan, Scotland, in 1910
- Allan McFadyen, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
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McFadyen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James McFadyen, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml
McFadyen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Margaret McFadyen, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hannah Landles" in 1880
- Angus McFadyen, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hannah Landles" in 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name McFadyen (post 1700)
- May Adele McFadyen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
- Liane "Buffie" McFadyen, American politician, County Commission of Pueblo County, Colorado (2013-)
- John Edgar McFadyen (1870-1933), Scottish theologian, Professor of language, literature and Old Testament theology at the University of Glasgow
- Kenneth Charles "Ken" McFadyen (b. 1939), Australian official war artist for the Vietnam War
- Hugh Daniel McFadyen (b. 1967), Canadian lawyer and politician, Leader of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (2006-2012)
- Luke Charles McFadyen (b. 1982), Australian international rugby player
- Donald "Don" Phillip McFadyen (1907-1990), Canadian professional ice hockey player
- Jock McFadyen (b. 1950), contemporary British painter
- Scot McFadyen, Canadian film director, producer and music supervisor
- Ian McFadyen (b. 1948), Australian writer, actor, and director
Historic Events for the McFadyen family
- Mr. Walter E McFadyen (b. 1913), English Sergeant serving for the Royal Marine from Guisborough, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm