Falcon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The old French name Falcon comes from a name for a This name was formed in that southern region known as Languedoc. Any wealthy French Lord would have kept falcons for hunting purposes, and the name Falcon was given to the man in charge of training and keeping the birds.

Early Origins of the Falcon family

The surname Falcon was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Falcon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falcon research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1500, 1537, 1667, 1719, 1757, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Falcon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Falcon Spelling Variations

Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Falcon, including Falcon, Falcont, Falcond, Faucon, Falconte, Falconde, Faulcon, Falcones, Lefalcon, Lefalconte, Lefaucon, Lefalcone and many more.

Early Notables of the Falcon family (pre 1700)

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Falcon migration to the United States

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Falcon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Falcon were

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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