Falint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Falint is O Fallamhain.
Early Origins of the Falint family
The surname Falint 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.
Early History of the Falint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falint research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1458, 1464, 1443 and 1466 are included under the topic Early Falint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Falint Spelling Variations
Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Falint that are preserved in documents of the family history are Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone, Folan, Follan, Vollan and many more.
Early Notables of the Falint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Falint family
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Falint: Stephen Fallon lived in Pennsylvania in 1773; and many other Fallons later joined him there in the mid 1800's. The family also settled in New York, California, Massachusetts, during the 19th century. They also settled in Newfoundland between 1850 and 1871..
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