Origins Available: English
The name Fallowes was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Fallowes family lived in Midlothian
. The name comes from the Old English word fall,
which, strangely, could indicate someone who lived near either a waterfall
or a meadow.
Another derivation suggests that the name is a local
reference to the area of Falaise, Normandy
. Time has confused the two derivations, and it is now extremely difficult to tell which is appropriate in a given case.
Early Origins of the Fallowes family
The surname Fallowes was first found in Midlothian
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Fallowes family
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Fallowes Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fallowes have been found, including Falla, Fala, Falle, Falls, Fallows, Fallis and many more.
Early Notables of the Fallowes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fallowes family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fallowes were among those contributors:
Fallowes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Fallowes, who settled in Virginia in 1623
- Edward Fallowes, who landed in Virginia in 1623 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)