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The FALCONER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,256 9213 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 653 7799 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +2603 -1414 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 992 1670 0.006 61
United Kingdom 4,500 1393 0.010 98
Top States for FALCONER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 390 6940 0.001 12
Florida 245 7729 0.002 15
Michigan 212 5631 0.002 21
New York 199 9446 0.001 10
Illinois 198 6447 0.002 16
Top States for FALCONER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 30 2971 0.005 48
Oregon 109 3940 0.003 32
Vermont 18 4849 0.003 30
Maine 36 4645 0.003 28
Idaho 36 4952 0.003 28


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called FALCONER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called FALCONER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called FALCONER in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a FALCONER by picking someone at random in Alaska than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of FALCONER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the FALCONER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the FALCONER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of FALCONER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 604 18.55
Mixed Race 77 2.36
White (Hispanic) 65 2
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.55
Asian/Pacific 16 0.49
White (Caucasian) 2,476 76.04

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the FALCONER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of FALCONER in historical publications


Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to FALCONER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FALCONER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for FALCONER

The following words are slight variants of FALCONER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.