Faille Family History
Faille Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name for a torchbearer, from Old French faille ‘torch’ (Late Latin facilla). metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of a kind of silk material known in Old French as faille (Middle High German pfelle, from Latin palliolum, a type of light garment). nickname for an inept or luckless individual, from Old French faille ‘fault’, ‘failing’, ‘mistake’. variant spelling of Faile.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press