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Origins of the Macfadyen surname

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About the Macfadyens

We have a total number of 1726 records for people with the last name Macfadyen.

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Where do most Macfadyens live?

In 1921, most Macfadyens lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Macfadyens

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,070 records for the Macfadyen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1829.

Who were Macfadyens most likely to marry?

Mac Fadyens



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What are the most common Macfadyen first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Macfadyens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Macfadyens in 1921
Domestic Servant






Cotton Weaver


Cotton Winder


Common Male occupations for Macfadyens in 1921






Dyke Builder's Labourer


Lobster Fisher


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