FALK Family History
This interesting surname with variant spellings Faulkes, Fawlks, Fawkes, Fakes, etc., derives from the Norman given Fau(l)ques, originally an Olde Germanic byname "Falco" meaning "Falcon". The surname dates back to the early 13th Century, (see below). Further recordings include one William Faukus (1251), "Cartularium Monasterii de Rameseia, Huntingdonshire", John Faukys (1327), "the Subsidy Rolls of Essex", and Robert Faukes (1327), "the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex". Parish records include Mary Faulkes who married John Spufford on July 8th 1629 at St.