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Early Origins of the Falen family
Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Falen family
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Falen Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the surname Falen that are preserved in documents of the family history are Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.
Early Notables of the Falen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Falen family to the New World and Oceana
Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Falen:
Falen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Falen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Falen (post 1700)
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