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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the McFall family. The name McFall is derived from the personal name Paul. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.

McFall Early Origins



The surname McFall 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.

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McFall Spelling Variations


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McFall Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, McFall has been spelled MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.

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McFall Early History


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McFall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFall research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1533 are included under the topic Early McFall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McFall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McFall In Ireland


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McFall In Ireland



Some of the McFall 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name McFall:

McFall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McFall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mrs. McFall, aged 20, who landed in America in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Arthur, Daniel, James, John, Patrick, and William McFall, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Bridget McFall, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1894

McFall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Calvert McFall, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1900
  • Calvin McFall, aged 30, who settled in America from S. Africa, in 1902
  • Agnes McFall, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1904
  • Agnes McFall, aged 30, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Daniel McFall, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McFall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David McFall U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]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
  • Lieut. Neil McFall U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]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

McFall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter McFall, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Robert McFall, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFall (post 1700)



  • William H. McFall, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Killingworth, 1926
  • William H. McFall, American politician, Candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1906; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1908
  • William B. McFall, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944, 1948
  • W. H. McFall, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1920
  • Randy McFall, American Republican politician, Chair of Clay County Republican Party, 2011
  • John Joseph McFall (1918-2006), American Democrat politician,Mayor of Manteca, California, 1948-50; U.S. Representative from California, 1957-79 (11th District 1957-63, 15th District 1963-75, 14th District 1975-79)
  • John McFall, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868
  • Jack Kirkham McFall (1905-1990), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Finland, 1954-55
  • Arthur McFall, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Illinois State Auditor of public accounts, 1944
  • A. L. McFall, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1948
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. 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. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The McFall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFall 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.

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