Falcon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Falcon family

The surname Falcon was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 at Workington when they held lands.

Important Dates for the Falcon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falcon research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Falcon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Falcon Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Falcon are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Falcon include: Falcon, Falken, Faucon, Faulcon, Fulchon and others.

Early Notables of the Falcon family (pre 1700)

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Falcon migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Falcon or a variant listed above:

Falcon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Anton Falcon, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1562
  • Antonio Falcon, who settled in Peru in 1589
Falcon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alexander Falcon, who settled in Virginia in 1620
Falcon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Antoine Falcon, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Jacob Falcon, who arrived in America in 1745
  • Jacob Falcon, who settled in America in 1745
  • Antonia Falcon, who arrived in New Orleans in 1778
  • Gaspar Falcon settled with his wife Francesca and his two sons, Juan, aged 4 and Miguel, aged 2 in New Orleans in 1778
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Falcon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christoval Falcon settled with his wife, Josefa, and his two daughters, Antonia, aged nine months, and Catalina, aged 4
  • Diego Falcon, aged 10, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • Josefa Perez Falcon, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Jose Falcon, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Juan Falcon, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Falcon migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Falcon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Falcon, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Traveller" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd July 1859 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Falcon (post 1700)

  • Joseph Falcon (1900-1965), American musician, one of the pioneers of Cajun music from Crowley, Louisiana
  • Jonah Cardeli Falcon (b. 1970), American actor and writer
  • Nick Falcon (b. 1968), American musician best known as guitarist, composer, lyricist and singer of the band The Young Werewolves
  • Joe Falcon (b. 1966), American former middle distance runner
  • Billy Falcon (b. 1956), American rock artist from Valley Stream, NY
  • Juan Crisostomo Falcón (1820-1870), President of Venezuela from 1863 to 1868
  • Angelo Falcón (1951-2018), Puerto Rican political scientist, founder of the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy (IPR)
  • Ismael Gómez Falcón (b. 1984), Spanish professional footballer
  • Kevin Falcon (b. 1963), Canadian financial executive and former politician, Deputy Premier of British Columbia (2011-2012)
  • Rodolfo A. Falcón Cabrera (b. 1972), Cuban seven-time gold medalist swimmer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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