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The prestigious family surname Falcke originated in the territory that eventually became the German state of Prussia. The name comes from the Middle High German word "valke," meaning "falcon," and as such, the surname was likely originally a nickname or an occupational name.

Falcke Early Origins



The surname Falcke was first found in Brandenburg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name emerged as a noble family with great influence, possessing extensive estates such as the castle Neuhaus and Thyrow in the region of Teltow as early as 1359, and became noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. They also held property in Saxony, near the city of Wittenburg, as well as the state Luemzow in the region of Neu-Stettin (Pomerania) in 1583.

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Falcke Spelling Variations


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Falcke Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Falcke include Falk, Falcke, Valke, Falke, Falken and others.

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Falcke Early History


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Falcke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falcke research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1521, 1832, 1786, 1555, 1614, 1768, 1826, 1827, 1900, 1823 and 1876 are included under the topic Early Falcke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Falcke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Falcke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Falcke during this time period were Joshua ben Alexander HaCohen Falk (1555-1614), a Polish Halakhist and Talmudist, author of the Beit Yisrael commentary on the Arba'ah Turim; Johann Daniel Falk (1768-1826), who was a...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falcke 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



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Falckes to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Falcke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mans Josephson Falcke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1649 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Falcke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emil Falcke, aged 36, originally from Dresden, Germany, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "President Grant" from Hamburg, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF98-VY6 : 6 December 2014), Emil Falcke, 16 Dec 1909; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name President Grant, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alice A Falcke, aged 38, originally from Green Cottage, England, arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Falmouth, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWR-YP5 : 6 December 2014), Alice A Falcke, 23 Dec 1915; citing departure port Falmouth, England, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Florence Falcke, aged 30, originally from Seacombe, England, arrived in New York, New York in 1917 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCS-6J4 : 6 December 2014), Florence Falcke, 22 Feb 1917; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Paul S. Herst Falcke, aged 60, originally from Berlin, Germany, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Frederik VIII" from Copenhagen, Denmark [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HR-449 : 6 December 2014), Paul S. Herst Falcke, 04 Mar 1920; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Frederik VIII, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Theodor Falcke, aged 28, originally from Dresden, Germany, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Mount Clay" from Hamburg, Germany [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN75-WYF : 6 December 2014), Theodor Falcke, 02 Dec 1924; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Mount Clay, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Falcke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Falcke (post 1700)



  • Heino Falcke (b. 1966), German professor of radio astronomy and astroparticle physics at the Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Georg Falcke (1891-1979), Danish silver medalist gymnast who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics

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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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF98-VY6 : 6 December 2014), Emil Falcke, 16 Dec 1909; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name President Grant, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWR-YP5 : 6 December 2014), Alice A Falcke, 23 Dec 1915; citing departure port Falmouth, England, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCS-6J4 : 6 December 2014), Florence Falcke, 22 Feb 1917; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HR-449 : 6 December 2014), Paul S. Herst Falcke, 04 Mar 1920; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Frederik VIII, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN75-WYF : 6 December 2014), Theodor Falcke, 02 Dec 1924; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Mount Clay, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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The Falcke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falcke 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.

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