Felkner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The German surname Felkner is derived from the Old Germanic word "Falkiner," meaning a "hawker" or a "keeper and trainer of falcons." During the Middle Ages falconry was common practice among nobility, who kept birds of prey for hunting. The caretaker of those birds would be the falconer, one of whom may have taken on this occupational
name as his surname.
Early Origins of the Felkner family
The surname Felkner was first found in Germany
. The name Felkner dates back to the 14th Century, when Johan Velkener was recorded in Lübeck in 1318 and Herman Velkener was recorded in Kassel in 1399.
Early History of the Felkner family
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Felkner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Falkner, Falchner, Falckner, Felkner and others.
Early Notables of the Felkner family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the name Felkner included Michal Falkner (ca.1460-1534), who was a Polish astronomer and scholar, Justus Falckner (1672-1724), who was a lyrical... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Felkner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Felkner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Felkner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Henry Felkner was naturalized in Virginia in 1767
Contemporary Notables of the name Felkner (post 1700)
- Henry Felkner, American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Johnson County, 1844 CITATION[CLOSE]
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