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Fallows is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Fallows 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.

Fallows Early Origins



The surname Fallows 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.

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Fallows Spelling Variations


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Fallows Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Fallows include Falla, Fala, Falle, Falls, Fallows, Fallis and many more.

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Fallows Early History


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Fallows Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fallows research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1421, 1453, and 1567 are included under the topic Early Fallows History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fallows Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fallows Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fallows 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Fallowss to arrive on North American shores:

Fallows Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Fallows settled in Philadelphia in 1847
  • Benjamin Fallows, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869

Fallows Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Fallows, aged 34, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • Mary Fallows, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fallows (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fallows (post 1700)



  • Samuel Fallows (1835-1922), American clergyman, Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin, and a Union Army colonel during the American Civil War
  • James Fallows (1949-1983), American print and radio journalist, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, recipient of the 1983 National Book Award for Nonfiction
  • Fearon Fallows (1789-1831), English astronomer, astronomer to King George IV
  • William Gordon Fallows KCVO (1913-1979), English clergyman, Church of England Bishop of Pontefract
  • John Fallows, English footballer in the late 1800s

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Fallows Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fallows 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 22:49.

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