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SOURCE: Given Name
OTHER FORMS: Faulkes, Faulks, Fawlks, Faux
Meaning & History
From the Norman personal name Faulques or Fauques, which was derived from a Germanic nickname meaning literally "falcon". A famous bearer of the surname was Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), the English Catholic conspirator. It is also borne by British cartoonist Wally Fawkes (1924-), creator of 'Flook'.