Falck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Falck family name to the British Isles. They lived in Essex. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Vaux, Normandy. 
Early Origins of the Falck family
The surname Falck was first found in Essex where Robert de Vals, de Valibus, de Vaux was first listed shortly after the Conquest. 
However, the name was scattered throughout early Britain due to their strong Norman ancestry. Aitard de Vaux held estates in Norfolk in 1086 as did Randulph de Vaux in Cumberland. 
In part, this was due to the origin of the name "Vaux," a fairly common French place name which is plural of the word "val" which means in English "valley."  The "V" and "F" prefix was interchangeable at this time.
Early History of the Falck family
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Falck Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Faux, Fawkes, Fauks and others.
Early Notables of the Falck family (pre 1700)
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| Falck migration to the United States ||+|
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Falck or a variant listed above:
Falck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Arnold Falck, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 
- Ludwig Falck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 
- Maria Elizabeth Falck, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 
- Abed Falck, who arrived in America in 1781 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Falck (post 1700) ||+|
- Colin Falck (b. 1934), English literary critic and poet
- Johann Peter Falck (1732-1774), Swedish botanist
- Wolfgang Falck (1910-2007), German Luftwaffe fighter ace during World War II
- Hildegard Falck (1949-1972), née Janze, German gold and bronze medalist athlete at the 1972 Summer Olympics
- Rudolf Falck Raeder (1881-1951), Norwegian military officer, engineer and politician for the Liberal Left Party
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: A Deo et Rege
Motto Translation: From God and the king.
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- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- 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)