falkner boy

First name origin & meaning:

English: Falconer, one who trains falcons

First name variations: Falconer, Falconner, Falconnor, Faulconer, Faulconner, Faulconnor, Faulkner

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. German: occupational name for a falconer, Middle High German vakenoere. In medieval times falconry was a sport practised only by the nobility; it was the task of the falconer to look after the birds and train young ones.
  2. English: variant spelling of Faulkner.
  3. Daniel Falckner (1666–c.1745), German Lutheran pastor and agent for the Frankfurt Land Company, founded the first German Lutheran congregation in America.
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