McFadzyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the McFadzyn 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 McFadzyn family

The surname McFadzyn 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.

Important Dates for the McFadzyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFadzyn research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McFadzyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McFadzyn Spelling Variations

In various documents McFadzyn 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.

Early Notables of the McFadzyn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the McFadzyn family to Ireland

Some of the McFadzyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McFadzyn family

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McFadzyn or a variant listed above: Alexander, Andrew, Bernard, Catherine, Charles, Cornelius, Daniel, Dennis, Douglas, Edward, Fergus, Francis, George, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Robert, Samuel, Thomas, William McFadden, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865. Andrew, Edward, James, Thomas McFaden settled in New Hampshire in 1718.

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