Show ContentsFalder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Falder is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Falder family lived in Staffordshire, where they were Lords of the Manor of Fauld.

Early Origins of the Falder family

The surname Falder was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Fauld. Conjecturally they are descended from Hubert and Robert of Fauld, father and son Norman nobles, who held their lands at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 from Henry de Ferrers.

Early History of the Falder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falder research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1438, 1536, 1684, 1734, 1633, 1690, 1673 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Falder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Falder Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Falder family name include Fauld, Faulds, Faldow, Faldo, Faldoe, Fauldo, Fauldow, Fauldhouse, Falder, Fauls, Fawles and many more.

Early Notables of the Falder family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Faldo (1633-1690), an English nonconformist minister and controversialist. He "is said to have been educated at Cambridge, and to have been a chaplain in the army, so that he held no benefice...
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United States Falder migration to the United States +

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Falder family to immigrate North America:

Falder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Siegfried Falder, aged 33, originally from Switzerland, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Saint Louis" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Mike Falder, aged 34, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Saint Louis" from Southampton, England [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Falder (post 1700) +

  • Michael Falder, German Cinematographer, known for his work on Herbert Knebels Solo-Live aus Duisburg (2001) on Facebook