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The name Falconer was derived from 'falconer,' which in turn, was derived from the Old French word 'faulconnier,' a term of office for one who breeds or trains falcons and hawks for sport. Accordingly, one of the first records of the name was Matheus the falconarius (falconer) who witnessed a charter by Earl Davis c. 1202. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Falconer Early Origins



The surname Falconer was first found in Angus, where early records revealed Gulielmus Auceps (William the falconer) was granted lands to the kirk (church) of Marington or Maryton c. 1200. Robert le Faukener or Fauconer of Kincarydn en Miernes rendered homage to Edward I in 1296. His seal bears a falcon killing a small bird. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
"The Domesday Book shows us four different tenants-in-chief besides others who are described as Accipitrarius - hawker, or falconer." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Falconer Spelling Variations


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Falconer Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Falconer occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Falconer, Faulkner, Falknar, Falcener, Falconair, Fauknar, Favconer, Fawlkconer, Fawlkner, Fauconer, Fallconer, Faukner and many more.

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Falconer Early History


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Falconer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falconer research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1203, 1200, 1296, 1350, 1380, 1682, 1623, 1686, 1679, 1680, 1680, 1686, 1577, 1656, 1547, 1660, 1723, 1640, 1685, 1676, 1678, 1595, 1671, 1620, 1684, 1668, 1724, 1727, 1681, 1751, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Falconer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Falconer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Falconer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert le Faukener; William Falkner, D.D. (died 1682), an English divine of Glemsford, Suffolk; Colin Falconer (1623-1686), Scottish minister, Bishop of Argyll (1679-1680) Bishop of Moray (1680-1686); John Falconer (Falkner) (1577-1656), an English Jesuit; John Falconer ( fl. 1547), an English merchant...

Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falconer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Falconer In Ireland


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Falconer In Ireland



Some of the Falconer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Falconer, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Falconer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Falconer settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Richard Falconer, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Edmond Falconer settled in New England in 1640

Falconer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Falconer settled in Maryland in 1714
  • Thomas Falconer, who arrived in Maryland in 1714
  • John Falconer settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Falconer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Falconer, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1804
  • Patrick Falconer, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1812
  • George Falconer, who landed in New York in 1812
  • Jean Falconer, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Archibald Falconer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Falconer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Falconer, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Mr. James Falconer U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1786 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Falconer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Irvine Falconer, aged 27, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Betty Falconer, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • John Falconer, aged 8 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Robert Falconer, aged 8 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • John Falconer, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Falconer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Falconer, Scottish convict from Scotland, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Henry Falconer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850

Falconer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Falconer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • George Falconer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • David Falconer, aged 25, a shepherd, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Falconer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Falconer (post 1700)



  • John Mackie Falconer (1820-1903), Scottish-born American etcher, painter, and watercolorist
  • Ian Woodward Falconer (b. 1959), American illustrator, children's book author, winner of 2001 Caldecott Honor
  • Thomas Falconer (1805-1882), English jurist and explorer
  • Kim Falconer (b. 1954), Australian author of science fantasy and epic fantasy
  • Brian Falconer (b. 1933), former Australian rules footballer
  • Claire Falconer, Irish actress and painter from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
  • Earl Falconer (b. 1957), British bass player and singer, best known for his work with the British reggae band, UB40
  • Delia Falconer (b. 1966), Australian novelist, best known for her novel, The Service of Clouds
  • Sir Robert Alexander Falconer KCMG (1867-1943), Canadian academic and bible scholar, 5th President of the University of Toronto (1907-1932), President of the Royal Society of Canada (1931-1932)
  • Colin Falconer (b. 1953), pen name of Colin Bowles, a British author of novels including Harem, When We Were Gods, and Anastasia
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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: Vive ut vivas
Motto Translation: Live that you may live for ever


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  11. ...

The Falconer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falconer 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.

This page was last modified on 29 July 2016 at 12:31.

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