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

Fallon Early Origins



The surname Fallon 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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Fallon Spelling Variations


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Fallon Spelling Variations



The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of this period in their attempts to record these names in writing. Spelling variations of the name Fallon dating from that time include Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.

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Fallon Early History


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Fallon Early History



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

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Fallon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fallon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Fallon or a variant listed above:

Fallon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teague Fallon, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • Grace Fallon, who landed in Virginia in 1658

Fallon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mather Fallon, who landed in New England in 1717
  • Stephen Fallon lived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Edward Fallon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1795

Fallon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Fallon, who landed in America in 1833
  • John I Fallon, who landed in Louisiana in 1836
  • Henry Fallon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County Pennsylvania in 1843
  • Martin Fallon, aged 26, landed in Missouri in 1847
  • Thomas Fallon, aged 33, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fallon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Fallon, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Fallon, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752

Fallon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Fallon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • Patrick Fallon, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • James Fallon, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Martin Fallon, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • John Fallon, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fallon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Fallon, aged 28, English Convict from Barbados, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • Honora Fallon, aged 21, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Catherine Fallon (aged 20), a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Bartholomew Fallon (aged 34), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Patrick Fallon, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fallon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fallon (post 1700)



  • Joe Fallon (b. 1985), American professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan (b. 1961), born Siobhan Fallon, an American actress, known for her work in the films Men in Black, Forrest Gump, The Negotiator, and Daddy Day Care
  • Siobhan Fallon, American writer
  • Richard G. Fallon (1923-2013), American Dean Emeritus of The School of Theatre at Florida State University
  • Ed Fallon (b. 1958), American politician, Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (1993-2006)
  • Admiral William Joseph Fallon (b. 1944), retired United States Navy four-star admiral, former Commander, U.S. Central Command (2007-2008)
  • James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon (b. 1974), American television host, comedian, actor, singer, musician and producer, host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Sean Fallon (1922-2013), Irish former professional football player
  • Cyril Joseph Fallon (1887-1948), Australian politician, Member for Eastern Suburbs (19221925)
  • Johnny Fallon (1913-1985), Scottish professional golfer who played on the 1955 Ryder Cup
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Fallon


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Suggested Readings for the name Fallon



  • George Lawrence Fallon, 1888-1959: His Ancestors and Descendants by Kathleen Moore Fitzpatrick.

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Fallon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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The Fallon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fallon 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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