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Where did the Irish Falkner family come from? What is the Irish Falkner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Falkner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Falkner family history?The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Falkner is O Fallamhain.
The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Falkner revealed spelling variations, including Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falkner research. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falkner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Falkner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Falkner were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:
Falkner Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Falkner Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Falkner Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Falkner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falkner 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.
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