First name origin & meaning:
German: Surname relating to falconry
First name variations: Falxo, Falcko, Falckon, Falconn, Falk, Falke, Falken, Faulco, Falk
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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