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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.

Felkner Early Origins



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.

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Felkner Spelling Variations


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Felkner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Falkner, Falchner, Falckner, Felkner and others.

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Felkner Early History


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Felkner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Felkner research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1534, 1672, 1724, and 1774 are included under the topic Early Felkner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Felkner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Felkner Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Felkner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Felkner (post 1700)



  • Henry Felkner, American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Johnson County, 1844

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Felkner Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. 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).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. 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).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Felkner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Felkner 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 19 October 2015 at 11:11.

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