Faul Family History
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Faul Name Meaning
Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McFaul. English: variant of Fall 2. South German: from a byname for a weakling, from Middle High German vul, voul ‘frail’, ‘decayed’, ‘foul’, ‘weak’. Later the term took on the meaning ‘lazy’ and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this sense.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Fall, Fail, Aul, Fahl, Gaul, Paul, Maul, Lau, Saul, Faull