Meaning and Origin of: Falkner

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Falconer, one who trains falcons

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : occupational name for a falconer, Middle High Germanvakenoere. 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.
  • English : variant spelling ofFaulkner.
  • Daniel Falckner (1666–c.1745), German Lutheran pastor and agent for the Frankfurt Land Company, founded the first German Lutheran congregation in America.