Origins Available: Belgium
Early Origins of the Falster family
The surname Falster was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders
, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Falster family
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Falster Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vilsteren, Vilstern, Vilters, Velsern, Vilters, Velters and many more.
Early Notables of the Falster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Falster family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Falster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Walter Falster, who arrived in Baltimore in 1829