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The background history of the name McFaul starts in ancient Scotland among the Pictish people. The name McFaul is derived from the personal name Paul. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Phàil.

McFaul Early Origins



The surname McFaul 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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McFaul Spelling Variations


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McFaul Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name McFaul include MacPhail, MacPhial, MacPhiel, MacFail, MacFall, MacFaul, MacVail, MacPhale, MacPail, MacPhaul, MacFale, Phail, Fayle and many more.

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McFaul Early History


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McFaul Early History



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

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McFaul Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFaul Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McFaul In Ireland


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McFaul In Ireland



Some of the McFaul 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 freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of McFaul: Patrick McPail, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860; John McPhail and his wife Christie and three children, who arrived in New York in 1739; Alexander, Donald, Duncan, Jean, John, and Will McPhail, who all arrived in Philadelphia in 1775.

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFaul (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFaul (post 1700)



  • Ryan McFaul, American three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated director, editor, and visual effects specialist, best known for his direction on twenty-three episodes of The Electric Company
  • Michael Anthony McFaul (b. 1963), American academic and diplomat, current United States Ambassador to Russia
  • Donald Lewis McFaul (1957-1989), United States Navy SEAL killed in action during Operation Just Cause in 1989, posthumous recipient of the Purple Heart and Navy Cross, eponym of the USS McFaul (DDG-74), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
  • J. H. McFaul, American Republican politician, Mayor of Eastport, Maine, 1904
  • James Augustine McFaul (1850-1917), Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Trenton (1894-1917)
  • Shane McFaul (b. 1986), Irish footballer
  • William Stewart "Willie" McFaul (b. 1943), Northern Irish former football player and current coach

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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    The McFaul Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFaul 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 June 2016 at 05:38.

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