Falcon Family History

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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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Falcon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Falcon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Falcon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • France


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Falcon Family Origin

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Falcon Family Occupations

What did your Falcon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Falcon occupation in Canada was School. 43% of Falcon's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Falcon family was Farmer. School, B... Master and Carrossier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Falcon.

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  • School

  • B... Master

  • Carrossier

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Falcon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Falcon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Falcon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falcon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

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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Falcon Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Falcon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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