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
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...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Felkner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century