Meaning and Origin of Faulkner - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Faulkner

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Falconer, one who trains falcons

Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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.