The distinguished surname Failing is German in origin. It is derived from "Fehling," a German place name meaning "plain" or "field." It is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of Fehling.
, where the name Fehlin came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to medieval society. The family later became more prominent as various branches acquired distant estates thereby elevating their social status.
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of this family name include: Fehlin, Fehling, Fehlling, Fehllin, Fehlen, Fehllen, Feylin, Feyllin, Feylen, Feyllen, Fehlinger, Fehllinger, Fehl, Fehll, Fehle and many more.