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Falcon Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French faucon, falcun ‘falcon’, either a metonymic occupational name for a falconer, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the falcon, which was regarded as a symbol of speed and courage in the Middle Ages. In a few cases, it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a man who operated the piece of artillery named after the bird of prey. Compare Faulkner. In Louisiana, the name Falcón is borne by the descendants of Canary Islanders brought in to settle in 1779.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Falco, Falcone, Falconi, Faison, Alcon, Bacon, Felton, Dalton, Calton

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Where is the Falcon family from?

You can see how Falcon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Falcon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Falcon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Falcon families living in Louisiana. This was about 83% of all the recorded Falcon's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Falcon families in 1840.
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What did your Falcon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Falcon. 35% of Falcon men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Falcon women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Falcon were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Falcon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Falcon. For the veterans among your Falcon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Falcon lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Falcon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Falcon in 1943 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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