The surname McFalls 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McFalls research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1533 are included under the topic Early McFalls History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. McFalls has appeared MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.
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Migration of the McFalls family to Ireland
Some of the McFalls family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the McFalls name:
McFalls Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Maggie McFalls, aged 27, originally from Belfast, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "City of New York" from Liverpool & Queenstown 
James Mc Falls, aged 24, originally from Liverpool, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Germanic" from Liverpool & Queenstown 
McFalls Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Lance McFalls, aged 49, originally from Corrick, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England