Meaning and Origin of: Faulkner
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : Falconer, one who trains falcons
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Last name origin & 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.