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

Falkner Early Origins



The surname Falkner 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.

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Falkner Spelling Variations


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Falkner Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Falkner revealed spelling variations, including Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.

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Falkner Early History


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Falkner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falkner research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1458, 1464, 1443 and 1466 are included under the topic Early Falkner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Falkner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Falkner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falkner 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



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Falkner were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Falkner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Fran Falkner, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Edward Falkner, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • Hannah Falkner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683

Falkner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Falkner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1704
  • Nathaniel Falkner, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Ralph Falkner Sr., Ralph Falkner Jr., and their wives settled in Philadelphia in 1774
  • Johannes and Wilhelm Falkner, were recorded in Pennsylvania in 1777

Falkner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arnold Falkner settled in Kentucky in 1844
  • Joh Falkner arrived in New York in 1848
  • J. Falkner landed in Panama in 1851
  • George Falkner arrived in New York in 1853
  • James Falkner, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Falkner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Falkner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Falkner, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Jane Falkner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Lambert Falkner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Falkner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Falkner Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Falkner, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Charles Falkner, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Falkner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Falkner, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • James Falkner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • J.S. Falkner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • John Falkner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851
  • Sarah Falkner, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"

Falkner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Falkner arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Catherine Falkner, aged 30, a servant, arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Falkner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Falkner (post 1700)



  • Jason Falkner (b. 1968), American pop and rock musician
  • Elizabeth Falkner, American Pastry Chef
  • Allen Falkner (b. 1969), American artist
  • Brigitta Falkner (b. 1959), Austrian author
  • Ernst Falkner (b. 1909), German politician, who was a member of the Lower House of the German parliament
  • Thomas Falkner (1707-1784), English missionary
  • Kishwer Falkner (b. 1955), Baroness Falkner of Margravine, British politician
  • J Meade Falkner (1858-1932), English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet
  • Harold Falkner, early 20th-century British architect

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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The Falkner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falkner 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.

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