The saga of the McFale family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The McFale name is derived from the personal name Paul.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.
Early Origins of the McFale family
The surname McFale was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McFale family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFale research.Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1533 are included under the topic Early McFale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McFale Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. McFale has appeared MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.
Early Notables of the McFale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McFale family to Ireland
Some of the McFale family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 124 words (9 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 McFale family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name McFale:
McFale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Duncan McFale, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
McFale Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John McFale U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X