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Falconer


Meaning ' the falconer', an occupational name. Variants Falcon, Falken, Falkner, Faulkner. The keeper of his Lords and Ladys falcon.  This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Richard le Fauconer, Huntshire, and a Walter le Fauconer, who were recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273 and a Geoffrey Fauconer, was recorded in the 'Poll Tax', of the West riding of Yorkshire, in the year 1379. In Scotland a Matheus the Falconer is one of the witnesses by a charter to Earl David, in the year 1202, and a William the Falconer was granted lands to the Kirk of Maringtun, in the year 1200. In ireland the name is found prodominately in Ulster being introduced there centuries ago.


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