Faulkner Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
Faulkner Coat of Arms Gallery
Don’t know which Coat of Arms is yours?
We can do a genealogical research. Find out the exact history of your family!Learn More
Faulkner Surname Name Meaning, Origin, History, & Etymology
The last name Faulkner is an English occupational name denoting a person who kept or trained falcons, a common feudal service during medieval times and the Middle Ages. The sport of falconry was very popular about the European aristocracy and upper class, and most great houses employed a falconer. An alternative theory is the surname is a metonymic occupational name for a person who operated a siege fun known as a falcon. It derives from the Old French word falconnier.
It is said the family first established itself in Angus, Scotland where a man named Gulieilmus Auceps (William The Falconer) was granted the lands of Marington or Maryton c. 1200 AD. The family was also present early on in Galway, Ireland. Falkner is also a German name with the same meaning. Two of the earliest recorded bearers in Germany were Johan Velkener (Lubeck 1318 AD) and Herman Velekner (Kassel 1399 AD).
Surname Spelling variants
Spelling or names with similar etymologies include Faukenner, Faulconer, Faukenor, Fauconer, Falkinker, Falkner, Falconer, Faulkener, Faulkiner, Faulknier, Fawlkconer, Fallconer, Falcener, Falconair, Fulkner, and Faulconnier.
Early Bearers of the Faulkner Surname
The first known bearers of this surname was Henry Falkenar who was recorded in the Curia Regis Rolls of Wiltshire in 1194 AD. Henry le Fauconer came to Yorkshire in 1219 AD. The Hundred Rolls of 1273 AD, a census of Wales and England, known in Latin as Rotuli Hundredorum lists two bearers of this surname: Richard le Fauconer and Walter le Fauconer, both in Huntingdonshire. Robert le Fauekener or Fauconer of Kircardyn en Miernes, Scotland, was documented in 1296 AD as rendering homage to King Edward I of England. Two bearers were recorded in Somerset in 1327 AD: John le Fauconer and John Fauconner. The Poll Tax Rolls of Yorkshire in 1379 AD also list one bearer: Geoffrey Fauconer.
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Faulkner ranks 896th in popularity in the United Status as of the 2000 Census. The name ranks particularly high in the following four states: Delaware (332nd), Kentucky (377th), Arkansas (388th), and Tennessee (459th).
The surname Faulkner frequency/commonness ranks as follows in the British Isles: England (431st), Scotland (1,447th), Wales (451st), Ireland (752) and Northern Ireland (331st). In England, it ranks highest in counties Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. In Scotland, the surname ranks highest in Moray. In Ireland, it ranks highest in Ulster. In Wales, it ranks highest in Caerphilly and Newport.
The name is also present throughout the remainder English speaking world: Canada (1,258th), New Zealand (683), Australia (496th), and South Africa (19,434).
Faulkner Family Tree & Faulkner Genealogy
The Falkiner genealogy of this branch of the Falkiner family tree begins with Michael Falkiner of Brigart, Leeds, and Yorkshire, son of William Falinker, grandson of John Falkiner, who settled in Ireland around the year 1651. In 1639, he married Susan, daughter of Christopher Jackson of Hunslet and had issue with her as follows: Michael (married Mary Waight and had issue including Michael and Daniel), 2) Daniel, and 3) Richard (ancestor of the Falkiners of Mount Falcon). The second son, Daniel Falkiner, of Dublin, Ireland, was born in 1641. He married a woman named Rebecca and had issue with her as follows: 1) John (of Nangor, High Sheriff 1721, married Mary Budden, had two sons and three daughters), 2) Daniel (Lord Mayor of Dublin, Member of Parliament for Baltinglass, married Sarah Spence, had a daughter named Lucinda and a son named Frederick of Abbotstown, Frederick had issue named Daniel, Revered John, Anne, and Frances), 3) Caleb, and 4) Hannah (married Trial Trevors). His third son, Caleb, was a merchant of Cork, who in 1707, married Ruth, daughter of Edward Riggs of Riggsdale, and had issue with her: a son named Riggs and a daughter named Elizabeth who married Elis Herttick of Shipool. Sir Riggs Falkiner, 1st Baronet, of Anne Mount, county Cork, Ireland, was a Member of Parliament for Clonakilty and Castlemartyr. He was created a Baronet in 1778. Sir Riggs first married Mary, sister of Samuel Barker, and had issue as follows: 1) Caleb (married Lydia Browne, had issue named Isabella and Mary), 2) Sir Samuel (2nd Baronet), 3) Ruth (married Francis Chute), 4) Elizabeth (married Attiwell Wood), 5) Mary (married Thomas Parsons of Pembroke), 6) Samia (married Reverend George Warner), and 7) Sarah Anne (married 2nd Baron Ventry).
He died in 1797 and was succeeded by his only surviving son, Sir Samuel. Sir Samuel Falkiner (2nd Baronet) married Sarah, daughter of Charles Leslie, M.D., and had issue as follows: Sir Riggs (3rd Baronet), Sir Charles Leslie (4th Baronet), Sir Samuel Edmund (5th Baronet), and John Leslie. He died in 1825 and was succeeded by his eldest son Riggs. Sir Riggs, 3rd Baronet, died in 1850 and was succeeded by his brother Charles. Sir Charles Leslie Falkiner, 4th Baronet, Captain of the Royal Navy. He headed the Shannon’s maindeck and helped capture the American ship Chesapeake in 1813, for which he was promoted to Commander. He died in 1858 and was succeeded by his brother Samuel. Sir Samuel Edmund Falkiner, 5th Baronet, was a Lieutenant Colonel of the 31st Foot and a distinguished Officer born in 1791. In 1834, he married Mary, daughter of James Bouwens of Connaught Place, and had issue with her as follows: Sir Samuel Edmund (6th Baronet), Edith Mary (married Joseph Wood), Rose Frances (married Charles William Moore), Emily Eliza (married William George Herbert). He died in 1867 and was succeed by his only son, Sir Samuel Edmund Falkiner, 6th Baronet, who was born in 1843. In 1864, Sir Samuel married Blanche, daughter of Sir William Berkeley Call, and had issue with her as follows: Leslie Edmund Percy Riggs (7th Baronet) and Mabel Rose (married Captain Pennant Athelwold Iremonger Lloyd of the Royal Navy, or Pentrehobyn, Mold, Wales). He died in 1893 and was succeeded by his son Leslie. Sir Leslie E. P. R. Falkiner, 7th Baronet, was born in 1866. He married Kathleen Mary, daughter of Henry Robert Orde-Powlett, and had issue with her as follows: Terence Edmond Patrick (8th Baronet), Lucien Leslie (Captain of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, served in World War II, married Lucy Agnes Vera Verney Save), Gervase Leslie (Major of the Coldsteam Guards who served in World War II, married Rosemary, daughter of Herbert Smith of Tower, Mold, Flintshire, had issue named Richard Gervase, Michael George Patrick, and Naomi Elaine Mary). He died and was succeeded by his son Terence in 1917. Sir Terence Edmond Patrick Falkiner, 8th Baronet, of Anne Mount, county Cork, Ireland was a Lieutenant Colonel of the Coldsteam Guards born in 1903. In 1925, he married Mildred Katherine, daughter of Sir John Richard Geers Cotterell, 4th Baronet, and had issue with her as follows: Edmond Charles (b. 1938), Henry Leslie Basil (b. 1940), Elizabeth Anne Therese (b. 1929), Mary Clare (b. 1934), and Veronica Cicely (b. 1935). His son, Sir Edmond Charles Falkiner became 9th Baronet. He lived from 1938-1997. His son, Sir Benjamin Simon Patrick Falkiner was the 10TH Baronet, born in 1962 and is alive as of 2018. The Falkiner coat of arms or Falkiner family crest for this branch of the family is blazoned in the medieval art of heraldry as follows: Or, three falcons close proper, belled gules; a mullet for difference. Crest: A falcon’s lure proper, between two wings, azure. Motto: Fortuna Favente. The family resided at Kingsthorne House, Hereford.
Falkiner of Mount Falcon
The lineage or ancestry of this branch of the family begins with Michael Falkiner, of Brigart, Leeds, and Yorkshire, who in 1639, married Susan, daughter of Chrisopher Jackson of Hunslet. They had the following issue together: Michael, Daniel (of Dublin, see Baronet Falkiner), John, Richard (discussed below), Sussanna (married William Booker), and Hannah (married Mr. Wymersley). Their youngest son, Richard Falkiner, was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1655. In 1653, he married Mary Mason, and had issue with her: Richard and Ruth (married Thomas Corker). He was succeeded by his son, Richard Falkiner, was born in 1655 in Dublin and built Mount Falcon in 1720. In 1720, he married Maria, daughter of Daniel Rogers of Ballynavin, and had issue with her as follows: Richard (his heir), Daniel (married Catherine Frend, had issue), Thomas (married Mary Woodward), Mary (married Samuel Barry of Ballycreggam), and Charlotte (married John Bayly). The eldest son, Richard, of Mount Falcon, county Tipperary, was born in 1721 and was a Barrister-at-Law. He married Mary Anne Smart and had four sons and three daughters with her as follows: Richard (discussed below), Thomas (Captain in the Army), John, and Frederick (of Congor, Clerk of the Crown for co. Tipperary, King’s County, High Sheriff 1752, had daughter named Judith), Ruth (married Thomas Stoney of Arran Hill and Portland, had issue), Mary, and Charlotte.
The eldest son and heir, Reverend Richard Daniel Falkiner of Mount Falcon, was born in 1755. In 1777, he married Maria, daughter of Nathaniel Robbins, of Hymanstown, and had 11 children with her as follows:
1) Richard (heir)
2) Samuel (of Congor House)
4) George (served in the Army)
5) Frederick (served in the Army)
6) Daniel (of Beechwood, married Rebecca Sadleir of Castletown, had issue named Louisa, Maria, Daniel, and Franc Sadlier, the latter was of Boonoke, Conargo, New South Wales, Australia, had issue with wife Emily Bazley named Franc Brereton Sadlier, Norman Fraser, Otway Rothwell, Ralph Sadleir, Leigh Sadleir, Rebecca Sadleir, Alice Metford, Emilie Adelaide, Louise Fraser, and Ethel Beatrice)
7) John (of Willsborough, married Dora Hemsworth, had sons Richard and Frederick)
8) Joseph (of Rodeen, married Ann Fraser, had issue named Richard, Robert, Jane, and Maria)
11) Nathaniel (of Ballyrickard, married Mary Anny Baldwin, had sons Richard Baldwin, Frederick Baldwin, and Nathaniel Baldin).
The eldest son, Richard Falkiner, of Mount Falcon, was born in 1778. He served in the Peninsula War as part of the 4th Dragoon Guards. In 1825, he married Tempe, daughter of Richard Litton, and had issue with her as follows: Richard Henry (heir), Travers Hartley, Sir Frederick Richard (M.A. Trinity College Dublin, Record of Dublin, married Adelaide Sadleir and had issue named Lieutenant Frederick Richard, Caesar Litton, Reverend Travers Hartley, Adelaide Elmina, Robina, and Mary), Robert George (married Lydia Murdock), and Rebecca. His son, Richard Henry Fitz-Richard Falkiner of Mount Falcon, county Tipperary, was born in 1827. He was High Sheriff in 1903. In 1859, he married Georgina, daughter of Thomas Sadleir of Castletown (discussed in next section of this webpage), and had issue with her as follows: Richard Francis Ovtavins, Frederick Richard Saunders, Tempe, Elmina Nina (married Henry Whitmore Babbage), Clara Georgina, and Mabel Robina. The Falkiner coat of arms for this branch of the family tree is blazoned in heraldry as follows: Or three falcons, close proper in the centre chief point a mullet gules. Crest: A falcon’s lure proper charged with a mullet gules between two wings azure. Motto: Fortuna favente.
Faulkner of Castletown
This family claims descent from the prominent Scottish family known as Falconer of Halkerton. A man named Hugh Faulker, Esquire of Wellbroke and Seville Park, in 1711, married Florence, daughter of Reverend M. Cole, and had issue with her as follows: 1) Henry (his heir), 2) William Cole (officer in the 17th Light Dragoons, married Maria, daughter of Francis McNamara Esq. of Ardelom, had issue named Hugh, Francis, William, Henry Cole, and Catherine), 3) Hugh (of Fort Faulkner, county Wicklow, married Hentietta, daughter of Sir Thomas Butler of Ballintemple),
4) Sir Arthur Brooke (Knight, of Evington, Cheltenham, physician to the Duke of Sussex, married Anne, daughter of Donald McLeod Esq. of Lewes), and 5) Catherine (married Captain William Martin of the 9th dragoons). The eldest son, Henry Faulkner Esq. of Castletown, was a High Sheriff in Carlow and a Deputy Lieutenant, who married Grace Anna, daughter of Sir Charles Burton, Baronet of Pollerton, and lady married Charlotte, daughter of John Snow Esq. of Summer Hill. However, he died without posterity in 1845, whereupon he was succeeded by his nephew, Hugh. Hugh Faulkner was an Esquire of Castletown, Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant, and High Sheriff who was born in 1802. In 1837, he married Jane Mary Frances, daughter of Bolton Waller Esq. of Shannon Grove in Limerick, and had issue with her as follows: Henry, Bolton Waller, Arthur Brooke, Anne McLeod, and Elizabeth Charlotte. The family coat of arms is blazoned in heraldry as follows: Azure, a falcon, rising, argent, covered with a ducal crown, or, and charged in the breast with a man’s heart, gules, between two estoiles, in chief, and a trefoil, in base of the third. Crest: On a mount, vert, an angel in praying posture, or, within an orle of laurel, proper. Motto: Vive ut vias. The family was seated at Castletown, county Carlow, Ireland.
Falconer of Halkerton
The title Lord Falconer of Halkerton was created in the peerage of Scotland in 1646, for Sir Alexander Falconer (1595-1671), Lord of Session,a Scottish judge. King Charles I granted Sir Alexander a yearly pension of £200 with the title, for his ability, integrity, and affection for administration of Justice. He was the son of Sir Alexander Halconer of Halkerotoun and Agnes, daughter of Sir David Carnegie of Colluthie). The genealogical lineage from him is as follows:
2) Alexander Falconer, 2nd Lord of Halkerton, 1620-1684
3) David Falconer, 3rd Lord of Halkerton, 1668-1724
4) David Falconer, 4th Lord of Halkerton, 1681-1751
5) Alexander Falconer, 5th Lord of Halkerton, 1707-1776
6) William Falconer, 6th Lord of Halkerton, 1712-1776
7) Anthony Adrian Keith Falconer, 7th Lord Falconer of Halkerton, 1742-1804
8) William Keith Falconer, 8th Lord Falconer of Halkerton, 1766-1812
9) Anthony Adrian Keith Falconer, 9th Lord Falconer of Halkerton, 1794-1844
10) Francis Alexander Keith Falconer, 10th Lord of Halkerton, 1828-1880
11) Algernon Hawkins Thomand Keith-Falconer, 11th Lord of Halkerton, 1852-1930
12) Arthur George Keith-Falconer, 12th Lord of Halkerton, 1879-1966
According to Wikipedia, “With the death of Arthur George Keith-Falconer, 12th Lord of Halkerton, the title went dormant….Peter Serrel Falconer (died 2003), an architect, was the presumed heir to the feudal barony (1206) and Lordship (1646) of Halkerton, and had three sons (Thomas, Richard and William), but did not pursue the claim. Other possible claimants included a West Indian civil servant, an Anglican Vicar and a Texan truck driver”.
Faulkner from to East Essex, England to Massachusetts
John Faulkner was born in East Sussex, England c. 1517 AD. He married a woman named Elizabeth and had a son with her named Thomas. Thomas was born c. 1540. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Hatfield, and had a son with her named Richard. Richard Faulkner was born in Kingsclere, Hampshire, England c. 1560. He married a woman named Sarah and had a son with her named Richard. This son, Richard Faulkner was born in Kingsclere, England c. 1590. He married Joan Maidunk and had a son with her named Edmund. Edmund was born in England c. 1625. He came to colonial America and married Dorothy Robinson. Geni.com states the following about Edward: “Edmond Faulkner (1412), the high-born father of Francis Faulkner, received 200 pounds in 1662 as a bequest from his brother “Francis Fawconer of Kingscleare Hants, gent.” By that time, Edmond had already settled in Andover, MA, where he was licensed to sell wine in 1648. He may have assisted Mr. Woodbridge in buying the land on which Andover was built, paying 6 pounds and a coat for it to Cutshamache, who was called the sagamore (chief) of Massachusetts. In truth, not only was Cutshamache not the supreme Indian ruler of Massachusetts, he didn’t even have enough authority to sell Andover. On April 19, 1676, Indians attacked the town, burning Edmond’s house, leaving some settlers dead and taking others prisoner. Many attacks followed. Numerous settlers lost their lives in the the last assault on Andover on March 5, 1698, including Hanna, Edmond’s daughter”. He had issue named Francis, Mary, John, and Hannah. His sons are discussed as follows:
1) Francis Faulkner was born in Andover, Massachusetts c. 1651. He married Abigail, daughter of Reverend Francis Dane. Abigail was convicted as a witch during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 and was sentenced to death. They had the following issue: Elizabeth, Dorothy, Abigail (accused witch), John, Edmund, Ammi, Paul, Frances, and Thomas.
2) John Faulkner was born in Andover, Massachusetts in 1654. It is said he lived in Scotland at some point. He married Sarah, daughter of George Abbot Jr., and had issue with her as follows: Mary Margaret, Hannah, Thomas, George, Hester, and Ann.
Falconer/Faulkner from Scotland to New Jersey/Connecticut
Patrick Falconer or Faulkner was born in Scotland c. 1658. He went to colonial America and lived in New Jersey or Connecticut. He was a preacher. He married Hannah, daughter of William Jones, the 24th Deputy Governor of Connecticut Colony, and had issue with her as follows: Patrick II and Hannah. His son, Patrick II, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1692. He married Deliverance, daughter of Thomas Cooke II, and had a son with her named Charles. Charles Faulkner was born in Guilford, Connecticut in 1731. He married twice and had issue as follows: Charles, Benoni, Hannah, and Mary.
Marriages of Faulkners
1) Mary Falconer married Francis Obray in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England in July 1639
2) John Fawkener married Jane Warburton in Leek, Staffordshire, England in April 1656
1) John Fawkner married Martha Daniell married Martha Daniell in Cheshire, England in 1670
1) William Fawkner married Alice Taylor in Cheshire, England in February 1671
2) William Falkner married Mary Antrobus in Cheshire, England in November 1684
3) Mary Faulkner married Joseph Jr. Lumbin in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts in May 1767
4) Sir Everard Fawkwner married Ms. Churchill in Edinburg, Scotland in February 1747
5) Samuel Falconar Esq. married Amelia Stewart in Edinburgh, Scotland in October 1785
6) Peter Faulkner married Chloe Cram in Sturbridge, Massachusetts in December 1768
7) Hannah Faulker married William Martin in Chelmsford, Massachusetts in June 1741
8) William Faulkner married Prudence Towers in Caroline, Maryland in June 1801
9) Tom Faulkner married D.E. Brown in Clark County, Arkansas in October 1891
10) William Aloysius Faulkner married Nora Theresa Graham in Providence, Rhode Island in 1888
11) Jerome B. Faulkner married Mariette McCarty in Delaware, Ohio in August 1858
12) Winthrop Faulkner married Genevieve N. Simmons in Detroit, Michigan in 1921
Early American and New World Settlers
Some of the earliest settlers in colonial America bearing this name include:
1) Thomas Faulkner, age 28, came to Virginia in 1622
2) Margaret Faulkner came to Virginia in 1639
3) Edmund Faulkner came to Massachusetts in 1648
4) Thomas Faulkner came to Virginia in 1653
5) Fran Faulkner came to Virginia in 1658
6) William Faulkner came to Virginia in 1663
7) Edward Faulkner came to Virginia in 1664
8) John Faulkner, with wife Elizabeth, and children Francis, John, Thomas came to Maryland in 1665
9) Elizabeth Faulkner came to Massachusetts in 1678
10) Martin Faulkner came to Maryland in 1680
11) Hannah Faulkner came to Pennsylvania in 1683
12) Richard Faulkner, age 15, came to Maryland of Virginia in 1684
13) Mary Faulkner came to Virginia in 1698
14) Frances Faulkner came to Virginia in 1714
15) William Faulkner came to Virginia in 1714
16) Benjamin Faulkner came to Maryland in 1717
17) Deborah Falconer, age 19, came to Maryland in 1684
18) Richard Falconer came to Virginia in 1638
19) John Falconer came to Virginia between 1654-1663
20) Thomas Falconer came to Maryland in 1665
Several thousand members of the Faulkner family came to the United States through Ellis Island, during the nineteenth century, including:
1) Jessie Faulkner came from Antrim, Ireland aboard the California in 1907
2) Maggie Faulkner came from Derry aboard the City of Rome in 1894
3) Michael Faulkner came from Carrick, Ireland aboard the Caronia in 1907
4) Joseph Faulkner came from Helsman, Egypt aboard the Carpathia in 1906
5) Robert Faulkner came from Manchester, England aboard the Carmania in 1907
6) Thomas Faulkner came from Bristol aboard the Baltic in 1905
7) John Faulkner came from London, England aboard the Mesaba in 1906
8) John Faulkner came from Donegal, Ireland aboard the California in 1909
9) George Faulkner came from Glenist, Ireland aboard the Mauretania in 1910
10) William E. Faulkner came from Oxford, Surrey, England aboard the Oceanic in 1909
11) Arthur John Faulkner came from Sheffield, England aboard the Mauretania in 1913
12) Annie Faulkner came from Riccall, England aboard the Cymric in 1913
Some of the earliest settlers in Canada bearing this name include:
1) James Faulkner came to Nova Scotia in 1765
2) Alex Faulkner came to Nova Scotia in 1775
3) Robert Faulkner came to Nova Scotia in 1775
4) John Faulkner came to Nova Scotia in 1801
5) Patrick Faulkner came to New Brunswick in 1808
6) James Faulkner came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1817
7) Joanna Faulkner came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1827
8) Catherine Faulkner came to Nova Scotia in 1833
Some of the earliest settlers in Australia bearing this name include:
1) John Faulkner of Bedfordshire, England came aboard the Northampton in 1814
2) William Faulkner of Sussex, England came aboard the Northampton in 1814
3) William Faulkner of Warwickshire, England came aboard the Atlas in 1816
4) Mary Faulkner of Lancashire, England came aboard the Maria in 1818
5) Thomas Faulkner of London, England came aboard the Adamant in 1821
6) George Faulkner of Lancashire, England came aboard the Eliza in 1822
7) Hugh Faulkner of Cheshire, England came aboard the Guilford in 1822
8) Edward Faulkner of Staffordshire, England came aboard the Speke in 1826
9) John Faulkner of Worcestershire, England came aboard the Marquis of Huntley in 1826
10) William Faulkner of Northampton, England came aboard the Lady Harewood in 1829
11) Adam Faulkner of Cheshire, England came aboard the Adrian in 1830
12) Simone Faulkner, age 43, came to Syndey aboard the Victoria Packet in 1854
13) Charles Faulkner came to Port Phillip Bay aboard the Marlborough in 1852
14) John Faulkner came to Hobart aboard the Great Tasmania in 1857
15) Charles Faulkner came to Brisbane aboard the Artemisia in 1821
Some of the earliest settlers in New Zealand bearing this name include:
1) Isabella Falconer, age 17, married, came to Otago aboard the Larkins in 1849
2) Robert M. Falconer, age 8, married, came to Otago aboard the Larkins in 1849
3) John Faloncer, age 8, a miller by trade, came to Otago aboard the Larkins in 1849
4) Mary Falconer came to Nelson aboard the Lady Nugent in 1849
5) Bridget Faulkner, a servant, of Waterford, came to Canterbury aboard the Matoaka in 1869
6) Mary Faulkner, a dairy maid, of Waterford, came to Canterbury aboard the Matoaka in 1869
Grantees of Arms
1) J. Faulkner of Kempsford, county Gloucestershire, 1890
2) Falconer, of London, exemplified, paly of 6, argent, and gules, on a bend vert three trefoils slipped or…by Segar
There are hundreds of notable people with the Faulkner surname. This page will mention a handful. Famous people with this last name include:
1) Selm Alexander Faulkner (1936) is a former professional hockey player who was the first player in the NHL to be from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, playing between 1960-1972 for the Toronto Maple Leaders and Detroit Red Wings
2) Arthur Brian Deane Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Downpatrick (1921-1977) who was the sixth and last Prime Minister of Northern Ireland from 1971-1972, born in Helen’s Bay, County Down
3) William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American author and Noble Prize laureate born in New Albany, Mississippi, known for his novels, short stories, plays, essays, and poetry, and best known for words such as A Rose for Emily, The Reivers, A Fable, and The Sound and the Fury.
4) Thomas Faulkner (c. 1719-1785) was an English athlete in the eighteenth century, nicknamed “Long Tom”, who played cricket and was also a boxer and wrestler, said to be a man from Surrey
5) Shannon Faulkner (c. 1975) was the first woman admitted into The Citadel, a prestigious military school in South Carolina, born in Powdersville, and later went on to become an English teacher
6) Herbert Gustavus Max Faulkner (1916-2005) was an English golfer from Bexhill-on-Sea who had 19 professional wins, including the Open Championship in 1951
7) John Murray Faulkner (1952) is a former race car driver from New Zealand who raced for Toyota Team Australia, Paul Morris Motorsport, and Team Kiwi Racing
8) Jacob Alexander Falconer (1869-1928) was a congressman from Washington’s at large district who served in the US House of Representative from 1913-1915, born in Ontario, Canada
9) Richard Oliver Faulkner (1946), Baron Faulkner of Worcester was a Labor Party politician, born in Manchester, who was raised to the Peerage in 1999
10) Stephen Andrew Faulkner (1954) is a former professional football (soccer) player from Sheffield, England who plated from 1972-1980 for Sheffiled United, Stockport County, and York City
Faulkner America Civil War Veterans
There were several soldiers with the last name Faulkner who served in the American Civil War, including the following:
1) Francis M. Faulkner of the 44th Regiment Illinois Infantry (Union)
2) Charles W. Faulkner of the 66th Regiment Ohio Infantry (Union)
3) John Faulkner of the 1st Regiment New Jersey Infantry (Union)
4) Edward W. Faulkner of the 1st Battalion Delaware Cavalry (Union)
5) Joseph W. Faulkner of the 93rd Regiment Indiana Infantry (Union)
6) Patrick P. Faulkner of the 59th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Union)
7) Winthrop H. Faulkner of the 7th Regiment Kansas Cavalry (Union)
8) John T. Faulkner of the 8th Regiment Tennessee Infantry (Confederacy)
9) John W. Faulkner of the 4th Regiment Mississippi Infantry (Confederacy)
10) Charles W. Faulkner of Roswell Battalion Georgia Cavalry (Confederacy)
11) Albert M. Faulkner of the 4th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry (Confederacy)
12) John M. Faulkner of Wrigh’t Company, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederacy)
13) Isaac I. Faulkner of the 16th Regiment Texas Cavalry (Confederacy)
14) John M. Faulkner of the 12th Regiment Missouri Infantry (Confederacy)
Faulkner America Revolution Veterans
There were several soldiers with the last name Faulkner who served in the Revolutionary War, including the following:
1) Private Peter Faulkner of New Jersey
2) Corporal Aaron Faulkner of Connecticut
3) Private Caleb Faulkner of Connecticut
4) Thomas Faulkner of Connecticut
5) Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Faulkner of Virginia
6) Captain William Faulkner of New York
7) Jacob Faulkner of Virginia
8) Private Aaron Faulkner of Connecticut
9) Private James Faulkner of Massachusetts
10) Alex Faulkner of Pennsylvania
11) Lieutenant James Faulkner of New York
12) Spencer Faulkner of Virginia
13) Private Charles Faulkner of South Carolina
14) Private Amos Falkner of Maryland
15) Robert Falconer of Pennsylvania
Faulker, Falkne, Falconer Family Mottos
I have identified eight family mottos and have translated them from Latin to English:
1) Vive ut vivas (Live that you may live) (Faulkner) (Falkner)
2) Fortuna favente (Fortune favors)
3) Paratus ad aethera (Prepared for heaven) (Falconer)
4) Cordi dat animus alas (My spirit gives wings to my heart) (Falconer)
5) Armis potentius (Justice is more powerful than arms) (Falconer of Newton, Scotland)
6) Fortiter sed apte (Boldy but appropriately) (Falconer)
7) Vi et industria (By strength and industry) (Falconer)
8) Vive ut semper vivas (To live that you may live forever) (Falconer of Halkerton)
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Sloane Street, Chelsea). Paly of six sa. and or, on a chief ar. a falcon close ppr. Crest—A dragon’s head and neck, wings addorsed, couped at the shoulders ppr.
2) (confirmed to Hugh Faulkner, Esq., of Castletown, co. Carlow, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff, 1847). Az. a falcon rising ar. ducally crowned or, and charged on the breast with a human heart gu. betw. two estoiles in chief and a trefoil in base of the second. Crest—On a mount vert an angel in a praying posture or, within an orle of laurel ppr. Motto—Vive ut vivas.
3) Ar. three falcons gu. Crest—A lure or, betw. two falcons’ wings ppr.
4) Or, two bars gu. surmounted by a bend sa. a bordure az. Crest—A cross moline, pierced gu.
5) (co. Hants). Paly of six ar. and sa. on a bend vert three trefoils slipped ar.
6) (co. Leicester). Ar. three falcons gu.
7) (co. Northampton). Ar. three falcons gu. a bordure of the last.
8) Sa. three falcons volant ar. membered or.
9) (co. Surrey). Paly of eight ar. and sa. over all on a bend of the last three cinquefoils or. Crest—A falcon ppr. belled or.
10) Paly of eight az. and ar. on a bend gu. three trefoils or.
11) Ar. three falcons gu. in chief as many pellets.
12) (Sir John le Fauconer, Knt., of Derby and Notts, temp. Edward I.). Ar. three falcons belled gu.
13) (confirmed to Richard Henry Fitz-Richard Falkiner, Esq., of Mount Falcon, co. Tipperary, and Kilmakuddrick, co. Dublin, J. P.). Or, three falcons close ppr. in the centre chief point a mullet gu. Crest—A falcon’s lure ppr. charged with a mullet gu. betw. two wings az. Motto—Fortuna favente.
14) (Anne Mount, co. Cork, bart.). Or, three falcons close ppr. belled gu. a mullet for diff. Crest—A falcon’s lure ppr. betw. two wings az. Motto—Fortuna favente.
15) (Abbotstown, co. Dublin, bart., extinct 1815). Or, three falcons close ppr. belled gu.
16) (Dublin; Daniel Falkiner, merchant, 1729). Ar. three falcons gu. jessed and belled or. Crest—A hawk’s lure ppr. the string nowed betw. a pair of wings ar.
17) (Castle Town, co. Carlow; Hugh Falkner, Esq., J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff, 1847). Az. a falcon rising ar. ducally crowned or, charged on the breast with a human heart gu. betw. two estoiles in chief and a trefoil in base of the second. Crest—On a mount vert an angel in a praying posture or, within an orle of laurel ppr. Motto—Vive ut vivas.
18) Ar. three hawks’ heads erased gu. Crest—On the stump of a tree ppr. an escutcheon pendent.
19) (Halkerton, co. Kincardine, Lord Falconer, of Halkerton, 1647; the eighth lord s. in 1778 to the earldom of Kintore). Gu. three hawks’ lures or; afterwards, Or, a falcon’s head ppr. issuing out of a man’s heart gu. betw. three mullets az.; since the beginning of the 17th century, Az. a falcon displ. betw. three mullets ar. on his breast a man’s heart gu. Crest—An angel in a praying posture or, within an orle of laurel ppr. Supporters—Two falcons ppr. Motto—Vive ut vivas.
20) (Sir David Falconer, of Newton, nephew of the first and father of the fifth Lord Halkerton). Or, a falcon’s head crowned with an antique crown issuing out of a man’s heart all ppr. betw. three mullets az. Crest—A falcon perched within two branches of laurel ppr. Motto—Armis potentius aequum.
21) (Balmakellie, Scotland). Or, a falcon’s head issuing out of a heart all ppr. betw. three stars az. on a chief gu. as many bezants. Crest—A falcon rising ppr. Motto—Fortiter sed apte.
22) (London, 1680). As Balmakellie, with the chief waved for diff. Crest—A falcon rising ppr. Motto—Vi et industria. His grandson and representative, in 1720, bore, Or, a hawk’s head issuing from a heart ppr. betw. three mullets az. on a bordure vert four bezants. Crest—A hawk perching ppr. Motto—Virtus potentior auro.
23) (Phesdo, Scotland). Or, a falcon’s head issuing out of a man’s heart ppr. betw. three mullets az. all within a bordure of the last charged with eight plates. Crest—A falcon perching and hooded ppr. Motto—Paratus ad aethera.
24) (Lentran, co. Inverness, 1868). Ar. a falcon’s head ppr. issuing out of a man’s heart gu. betw. three mullets az. a bordure of the last. Crest—A man’s heart gu. winged with two falcons’ wings ppr. Motto—Cordi dat animus alas.
25) (co. Derby). Ar. three martlets gu. in chief as many ogresses.
26) (co. Hants, and Cogenhoe, co. Northampton). Sa. three falcons ar. beaked and legged or. Crest—A garb or, banded ar.
27) (co. Leicester). Ar. three falcons close gu.
28) (Lord Mayor of London, 1414). Paly of six ar. and sa. on a bend vert three trefoils slipped or. Crest—A trefoil slipped or.
29) Tournai – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d’or à la bande d’azur chargé de trois roses de gueules aux 2 et 3 de sinople à cinq losanges d’argent rangés en croix.
30) Flandre – Denis-Pierre, commissaire de S.M. Danoise – D’or à trois roses de gueules boutonnées d’or acc de deux faucons au naturel chaperonnés de gueules.
31) Dunkerque – D’azur au faucon contourné d’argent posé sur un poing ganté du mesme issant du côté dextre de l’écu.
32) ou Fauconnier – Basse-Marche, Poitou – (Petiet) – Coupé d’argent sur gueules à trois branches de sinople feuillées du même fleuries d’azur posées sur un tertre de sinople le tout brochant sur le coupé Casque couronné Cimier les branches Lambrequin d’argent et de gueules.
33) Nuremberg – D’azur à un faucon essorant au naturel perché sur un chicot d’or posé en bande tenu par une main d’argent en pal mouv de la pointe l’écu bordé d’or Casque couronné Cimier un faucon essorant au naturel Lambrequin d’or et d’azur.
34) Bâle – Coupé au 1 d’azur à un soleil d’or au 2 d’or à un faucon essorant au naturel chaperonné de gueules posé sur un tertre de sinople Deux casques couronnés Cimiers 1° un faucon contourné d’argent chaperonné de gueules entre deux proboscides de sable 2° le soleil entre une ramure de cerf d’azur Lambrequin d’argent et d’azur.
35) Falkner de Sonnenburg- Bavière – (An., 18 déc. 1724) – D’argent à faucon au naturel becqué membré et colleté d’or posé sur un croissant figuré et versé du même Casque couronné Cimier le faucon essorant Lambrequin d’argent et d’azur.