McFadyen (surname)

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McFadyen
Origin
Region of origin Scottish
Other names
Variant(s) McFadden, MacFadyen, McFayden

McFadyen is a Scottish patronymic surname meaning "son of little Patrick". The Celtic prefix "Mc" means "son of", while "Fadyen" is a derivative of the Gaelic Pháidín, meaning "little Patrick". It is a variant of the surname McFadden. There are similar names including MacFadyen and McFayden. People with the surname include: [1][2]

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  1. ^ "McFadden Surname Origin". searchforancestors.com. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  2. ^ "http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/mcfadyen-family-crest.htm". houseofnames.com. Retrieved 2008-01-07.  External link in |title= (help)