McFadden (surname)

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McFadden / MacFadden
Region of originIreland/Scotland
Other names
Variant form(s)McFayden, MacFayden

McFadden is an Irish and Scottish patronymic surname meaning "son of little Patrick" named after St Patrick The Celtic prefix "Mc" means "son of", while "Fadden" is derived from the Gaelic Páidín, meaning "little Patrick". There are variant spellings including McFaddin, MacFadden, Mac Phaidin, the Scottish McFadin, McFadyen, MacFadyen, McFadwyn, McFadyean, MacFadzean, McFadyon, McFayden, Fadden, Fadyen, Faden, Fadin, and Fadwyn. McFadden is uncommon as a given name. People with the surname include:[2][3]


  1. ^ Wells, John C. (2008). Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.). Longman. ISBN 978-1-4058-8118-0.
  2. ^ "McFadden Surname Origin". Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  3. ^ "McFadyen Surname, Family Crest & Coats of Arms". Retrieved 2016-10-31.

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