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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016
The old Welsh
surname Faull 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."
The surname Faull 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.
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 Faull has seen various spelling variations: Foulke, Foulks, Foulkes and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faull research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1691, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Faull History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faull Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Faull Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Faull, aged 26, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"
- John Faull, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
- John Faull, aged 19, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
- Samuel Faull, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
- Ellen Hartla Faull (1918-2008), American operatic soprano
- William J. Faull, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Houghton County 2nd District, 1910
- Mary E. Faull, American politician
- Wilfred Faull, Welsh international rugby referee, President of the Welsh Rugby Union in the 1960s, father of John Faull
- Greg Faull (b. 1969), former Australian rules footballer who played from Collingwood in 1987
- Cecil Albert Faull (1930-2012), Irish clergyman, Dean of Leighlin (1991-1996)
- Jonathan Faull (b. 1954), English official of the European Commission, Director-General for the Internal Market and Services (2010-)
- John Faull (b. 1933), Welsh international club rugby player for Swansea, member of the Wales nat Iona Team (1957-1960) and the British Lions National Team in 1959
- Martin Peter Faull (b. 1968), former Australian cricketer who played from 1991 to 1999 for South Australia
- Vivienne Frances Faull (b. 1955), eminent Anglican priest, Provost of Leicester (2000-2002), Dean of Leicester (2002-2012), Dean of York (2012-)
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 donoMotto Translation:
By right, not by gift.
- Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
- Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- 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).
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
- Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
The Faull Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faull 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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