McFadzean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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 or little Pat. 
Early Origins of the McFadzean family
The surname McFadzean was first found in Kintyre, where the late Rev. J. G. Campbell says: "MacFadyens were said to have been the first possessors of Lochbuie, and when expelled they became a race of wandering artificers, Sliochd nan or-cheard-the race of goldsmiths in Mull."
"The earliest record of the name is in 1304 when Malcolm Macpadene appears as a charter witness at Achichendone in Kintyre. Conghan MacPaden petitioned for the archdeaconry of Argyll in 1390. John McFadyeane is in record in Edinburgh in 1457, and in 1473 a composition was made with Donald M'Fadzeane in Kirkcudbright." 
Early History of the McFadzean family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFadzean research. Another 417 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1499, 1507, 1511, 1540, 1532, 1532, 1618, 1794, 1620, 1643, 1628, 1641, 1672, 1675, 1684, 1733, 1741, 1737, 1769, 1681, 1684 and are included under the topic Early McFadzean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
Early Notables of the McFadzean family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McFadzean family to Ireland
Some of the McFadzean family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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
McFadzean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century