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The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McFadzean family. The root of their name is the personal name Paidean. The Gaelic forms of the surname are Mac Phadein or Mac Phaidin, both of which mean son of Paidean.

McFadzean Early Origins



The surname McFadzean 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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McFadzean Spelling Variations


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McFadzean Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McFadzean has been spelled McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.

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McFadzean Early History


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McFadzean Early History



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

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McFadzean Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFadzean Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McFadzean In Ireland


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McFadzean In Ireland



Some of the McFadzean 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



Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first McFadzeans to arrive in North America:

McFadzean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tina McFadzean, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1894

McFadzean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary E. McFadzean, aged 29, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908
  • Sarah S. McFadzean, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Preswick, Scotland, in 1908
  • Charles McFadzean, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Crosshill, Scotland, in 1910
  • David McFadzean, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
  • Davina McFadzean, aged 29, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFadzean (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFadzean (post 1700)



  • David McFadzean, American television producer, writer, film producer and playwright, best known for co-creating the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement
  • James "Jim" McFadzean (1938-2016), Scottish footballer who played from 1956 to 1973
  • William Hunter McFadzean KT (1903-1996), Baron McFadzean, a British politician
  • William Frederick "Billy" McFadzean VC (1895-1916), Northern Irish-born, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Callum Jeffrey McFadzean (b. 1994), English footballer from Sheffield
  • Kyle John McFadzean (b. 1987), English footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. 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.
    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. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    11. ...

    The McFadzean Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFadzean 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 3 July 2016 at 15:00.

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