The German surname Falchner is derived from the Old Germanic word "Falkiner," meaning a "hawker" or a "keeper and trainer of falcons." During the Middle Ages falconry was common practice among nobility, who kept birds of prey for hunting. The caretaker of those birds would be the falconer, one of whom may have taken on this
name as his surname.
. The name Falchner dates back to the 14th Century, when Johan Velkener was recorded in Lübeck in 1318 and Herman Velkener was recorded in Kassel in 1399.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falchner research.Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1534, 1672, 1724, and 1774 are included under the topic Early Falchner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notables of the time with the name Falchner included Michal Falkner (ca.1460-1534), who was a Polish astronomer and scholar, Justus Falckner (1672-1724), who was a lyrical... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falchner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel, Justus, and Gerritje Falckner, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1694; Henry Felkner, who was naturalized in Virginia in 1767; and Johannes Falkner and Wilhelm Falkner who participated in the American Revolution and were recorded in Pennsylvania in 1777. Arnold Falkner settled in Kentucky in 1844. J. Falkner landed in Panama in 1851.