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

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The surname Faloon 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.

Numerous spelling variations of the surname Faloon exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Fallon, O'Fallon, Fallone, Falloone and others.


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

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Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faloon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Faloon:

Faloon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Faloon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • William Faloon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865
  • Joseph Faloon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877
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    10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
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    The Faloon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faloon 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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