Meaning and Origin of Falkner - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Falkner

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Falconer, one who trains falcons

Family name origins & meanings:

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