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On the Scottish west coast, the McFadzen family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from 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 McFadzen family


The surname McFadzen 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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Early History of the McFadzen family

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Early History of the McFadzen family


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McFadzen Spelling Variations

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McFadzen Spelling Variations


In various documents McFadzen has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. McFadyen, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, McFadin, Fadin, McFadwyn, Fadwyn, McFadyean, McFadyon, McFayden, Feyden and many more.

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Early Notables of the McFadzen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McFadzen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McFadzen family to Ireland

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Migration of the McFadzen family to Ireland


Some of the McFadzen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McFadzen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McFadzen family to the New World and Oceana


Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

McFadzen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kathleen McFadzen, aged 22, who settled in America from Lochbuie, Scotland, in 1910
  • Mary McFadzen, aged 33, who landed in America from Sanchez, Ste. Domingo, in 1913
  • Charles McFadzen, aged 41, who landed in America from Sanchez, Ste. Domingo, in 1913
  • Harold McFadzen, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Henry McFadzen, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1918

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