Falloon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Falloon family

The surname Falloon 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 Falloon family

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

Falloon Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Falloon family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.

Early Notables of the Falloon family (pre 1700)

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Canada Falloon migration to Canada +

A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Falloon:

Falloon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Luke Falloon, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Naomi" departing 15th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th August 1847 but he died on board [1]

New Zealand Falloon migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Falloon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Hugh Falloon, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th June 1861 [2]
  • Mr. Arthur Falloon (Fallow), (b. 1833), aged 28, Irish ploughman, from Armagh travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [3]
  • Miss Elizabeth Falloon (Fallow), (b. 1835), aged 26, Irish domestic servant, from Armagh travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [3]
  • Mr. John Falloon, (b. 1861), aged Infant, Irish settler from Armagh travelling from London aboard the ship "Victoria" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th March 1862 [3]
  • Mrs. Matilda Falloon, (b. 1836), aged 25, Irish settler from Armagh travelling from London aboard the ship "Victoria" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th March 1862 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Falloon (post 1700) +

  • Eddie Falloon (1903-1963), Irish professional football defender, member of the Ireland National Team (1931-1932)
  • Patrick J. Falloon (b. 1972), Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played from 1991 to 2001
  • John Howard Falloon CNZM (1942-2005), New Zealand politician, Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Pahiatua (1977-1996)
  • Beau Falloon (b. 1987), Australian rugby league player for the Gold Coast Titans


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 75)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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