Falin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Falin is O Fallamhain.

Early Origins of the Falin family

The surname Falin was first found in 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.

Important Dates for the Falin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falin research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1458, 1464, 1443 and 1466 are included under the topic Early Falin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Falin Spelling Variations

Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Falin are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.

Early Notables of the Falin family (pre 1700)

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Falin migration to the United States

In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North America. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Falin or a variant listed above, including:

Falin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Falin, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Falin (post 1700)

  • Valentin Mikhaylovich Falin (1926-2018), Soviet diplomat and politician

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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