Faulkner Family History
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Faulkner Name Meaning
English: occupational name for someone who kept and trained falcons (a common feudal service). Falconry was a tremendously popular sport among the aristocracy in medieval Europe, and most great houses had their falconers. The surname could also have arisen as metonymic occupational name for someone who operated the siege gun known as a falcon.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press