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Updated March 27, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name from any of several places, especially in eastern Germany and Bavaria, named from Old High German falk ‘falcon’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’; such place names are often associated with the presence of a castle, as falconry was a privilege of the nobility.
  • Scandinavian : habitational name or ornamental name from falk ‘falcon’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name composed of the German elements Falke(n) ‘falcon’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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