Faulkner Family History

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Faulkner Name Meaning

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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Falkner, Falconer, Fuller, Bruckner, Fackler, Faller, Walker, Feldner

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Faulkner Family Origin

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Faulkner Family Occupations

What did your Faulkner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faulkner. A less common occupation for the Faulkner family was Coal Miner. The most common Faulkner occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Faulkner's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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Faulkner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 315,000 census records available for the last name Faulkner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faulkner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Faulkner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 43,000 military records available for the last name Faulkner. For the veterans among your Faulkner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faulkner Life Expectancy

What is the average Faulkner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Faulkner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Faulkner in 1940 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faulkner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faulkner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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