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Faler is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Faler family lived in Midlothian. The name comes from the Old English word fall, which, strangely, could indicate someone who lived near either a waterfall or a meadow. Another derivation suggests that the name is a local reference to the area of Falaise, Normandy. Time has confused the two derivations, and it is now extremely difficult to tell which is appropriate in a given case.

Faler Early Origins



The surname Faler was first found in Midlothian where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Faler Spelling Variations


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Faler Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Falla, Fala, Falle, Falls, Fallows, Fallis and many more.

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Faler Early History


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Faler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faler research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1421, 1453, and 1567 are included under the topic Early Faler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Faler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Faler 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Faler name or one of its variants:

Faler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Faler, aged 30, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1892
  • Peter Faler, aged 29, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1892
  • Peter Faler, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Joseph Faler, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1894

Faler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • S. U. Faler, aged 37, who arrived in America, in 1902
  • Shleime Faler, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Leon Faler, aged 19, who arrived in America from Stanislaw, Russia, in 1907
  • Maude Faler, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Francesco Faler, aged 19, who arrived in America from Sambiase, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Faler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Faler (post 1700)



  • Edgar Henry Faler (1893-1960), American football coach who coached the Sterling Warriors in Sterling, Kansas in 1921

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Faler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faler 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 17 May 2015 at 14:34.

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