Origins Available: English, Italian
England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Fala family lived in Midlothian. The name comes from the Old English word fall, which, strangely, could indicate someone who lived near either a waterfall or a meadow. Another derivation suggests that the name is a local reference to the area of Falaise, Normandy. Time has confused the two derivations, and it is now extremely difficult to tell which is appropriate in a given case.
Early Origins of the Fala family
Midlothian where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Fala family
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Fala Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fala family name include Falla, Fala, Falle, Falls, Fallows, Fallis and many more.
Early Notables of the Fala family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fala family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Fala family to immigrate North America:
Fala Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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