The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Falon is O Fallamhain.
Early Origins of the Falon family
The surname Falon 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 Falon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falon research.Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1458, 1464, 1443 and 1466 are included under the topic Early Falon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Falon 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 Falon revealed spelling variations
, including Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.
Early Notables of the Falon family (pre 1700)
Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Falon family to the New World and Oceana
In the late 18th century, Irish families
began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine
of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Falon:
Falon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F Falon, aged 1, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1858 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)