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What is the origin of the Fail surname?

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Re: What is the origin of the Fail surname?

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 11:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MacPhail, Fail
Fail is Scottish. The origins are from the Inverness area of Scotland. At some point down the line Fail's switched from MacPhail, which is Scottish for Son of Paul. I used to be a Fail and my father actually had our name changed back to the original, MacPhail. I have been trying to research it more myself. I know that when immigrants from Ireland and Scotland came to this country their names were often butchered. For some reason I want to say that MacPhail's fled to Ireland and that is where the name changed to Fail?? I am not really sure. Anyone have anything else to share?
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Mike Campbell 6 Nov 2005 5:47PM GMT 
Murphyk2011 17 Nov 2011 6:52AM GMT 
olivier Fail 29 Aug 2013 6:24PM GMT 
Heather_Mason... 30 Aug 2013 3:05AM GMT 
laceymac86 1 Nov 2012 5:09AM GMT 
jdfail 3 Feb 2013 8:14PM GMT 
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