Falan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Falan family

The surname Falan was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Important Dates for the Falan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falan research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1641 and 1847 are included under the topic Early Falan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Falan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Velen, Velden, Valen, Valence, Volen, Volder, Felin, Fehlin, Falen and many more.

Early Notables of the Falan family (pre 1700)

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

Falan migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Falan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Judey Falan, who settled in New York in 1831
  • Peter Falan, aged 25, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Falan (post 1700)

  • Tanya Falan Welk -Roberts (1948-1968), American singer, best known for her appearances on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1968 to 1977

Citations

  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)
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