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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

Failing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Failing, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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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
  • Henry Failing, American politician, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, 1864-65, 1873-75
  • Henry Failing, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1820-21

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. 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. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. 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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