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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsFaulkes, 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'.
Added 10/10/2013 by babycrookston