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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.

Failing Early Origins



The surname Failing was first found in Germany, 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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Failing Spelling Variations


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Failing Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fehlin, Fehling, Fehlling, Fehllin, Fehlen, Fehllen, Feylin, Feyllin, Feylen, Feyllen, Fehlinger, Fehllinger, Fehl, Fehll, Fehle and many more.

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Failing Early History


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Failing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Failing research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1811 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Failing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Failing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Failing Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Failing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Failing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Failing, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1794 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Failing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Failing, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Failing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Failing (post 1700)



  • Josiah Failing (1806-1877), American Republican politician,Mayor of Portland, Oregon, 1853-54; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1864, 1868 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Failing, American politician, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, 1864-65, 1873-75 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Failing, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1820-21 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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The Failing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Failing 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.

This page was last modified on 16 March 2016 at 13:44.

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