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The old French name Falcon comes from a name for a This name was formed in that southern region known as Languedoc. Any wealthy French Lord would have kept falcons for hunting purposes, and the name Falcon was given to the man in charge of training and keeping the birds.

Falcon Early Origins



The surname Falcon was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Falcon Spelling Variations


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Falcon Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Falcon, including Falcon, Falcont, Falcond, Faucon, Falconte, Falconde, Faulcon, Falcones, Lefalcon, Lefalconte, Lefaucon, Lefalcone and many more.

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Falcon Early History


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Falcon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falcon research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1500, 1537, 1667, 1719, 1757, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Falcon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Falcon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Falcon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Falcon 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



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Falcon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Falcon were

Falcon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Anton Falcon arrived in Dominican Republic in 1562
  • Antonio Falcon came to Peru in 1589

Falcon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Falcon settled in Virginia in 1620
  • Alexander Falcon came to Virginia in 1620

Falcon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Falcon, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jacob Falcon arrived in America in 1745
  • Jacob Falcon settled in America in 1745
  • Antonia Falcon arrived in New Orleans in 1778
  • Gaspar Falcon settled with his wife Francesca and his two sons, Juan, aged 4 and Miguel, aged 2 in New Orleans in 1778
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Falcon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christoval Falcon settled with his wife, Josefa, and his two daughters, Antonia, aged nine months, and Catalina, aged 4
  • Diego Falcon, aged 10, landed in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • Josefa Perez Falcon, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Jose Falcon, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Juan Falcon, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Falcon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Falcon (post 1700)



  • Joseph Falcon (1900-1965), American musician, one of the pioneers of Cajun music from Crowley, Louisiana
  • Jonah Cardeli Falcon (b. 1970), American actor and writer
  • Nick Falcon (b. 1968), American musician best known as guitarist, composer, lyricist and singer of the band The Young Werewolves
  • Joe Falcon (b. 1966), American former middle distance runner
  • Billy Falcon (b. 1956), American rock artist from Valley Stream, NY
  • Angelo Falcón (b. 1951), Puerto Rican political scientist
  • Ismael Gómez Falcón (b. 1984), Spanish professional footballer
  • Kevin Falcon (b. 1963), Canadian financial executive and former politician, Deputy Premier of British Columbia (2011-2012)
  • Rodolfo A. Falcón Cabrera (b. 1972), Cuban seven-time gold medalist swimmer
  • Juan Crisóstomo Falcón y Zavarce (1820-1870), President of Venezuela from 1863 to 1868

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Falcon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falcon 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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