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The old Welsh surname Faulks comes from the popular personal name Fulk. This forename of Norman origin originally came from one of a number of Germanic personal names with the first portion "folk-," which means "people."

Faulks Early Origins



The surname Faulks was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county, created in 1536 at the Act of Union with England, and located in Northeast Wales, where they held a family seat at "Yr Eifiad" from very ancient times, some say before the 9th century.

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Faulks Spelling Variations


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Faulks Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Faulks has seen various spelling variations: Foulke, Foulks, Foulkes and others.

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Faulks Early History


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Faulks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faulks research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1691, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Faulks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faulks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Faulks Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faulks 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faulks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Faulks, aged 43, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Faulks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Faulks (post 1700)



  • Barton Faulks, American actor, known for Edge (1988) of the Axe, Future-Kill (1985) and Freeze (2015)
  • Ben Faulks, American actor, known for Warrior Queen (2003), Perfect Eyes and CBeebies Panto: Strictly Cinderella (2011)
  • Lynne Faulks, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Arlynne L. Faulks, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE (b. 1953), British novelist, journalist, and broadcaster, brother of Edward Faulks, known for his work on Charlotte Gray (2001), On Green Dolphin Street and Faulks on Fiction (2011)
  • Edward Peter Lawless Faulks QC (b. 1950), Baron Faulks, an English barrister and Queen's Counsel, Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy (2014-)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Jure, non dono
Motto Translation: By right, not by gift.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Faulks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faulks 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 30 July 2016 at 07:15.

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