Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Facon family
The surname Facon 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.
Early History of the Facon family
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Facon Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Facon has been spelled many different ways, including Falcon, Falken, Faucon, Faulcon, Fulchon and others.
Early Notables of the Facon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Facon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Facon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert Facon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
Contemporary Notables of the name Facon (post 1700)
- Albert Facon (b. 1943), member of the National Assembly of France
The Facon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vis, courageux, fier
Motto Translation: Strong, brave, proud.