Origin of the Name Fallon
The origin of the name Fallon
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Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Fallon
include Falloon and O'Fallon. This Irish name is associated with Counties Galway and Roscommon, the head of the sept of the Ui Maine being Chief of a territory comprising the present parishes of Camma and Dysart in the barony of Athlone, County Roscommon. In 1585 the Chief was resident in the parish of Dysart where the ruins of the castle are still to be seen, and nearby another branch of the family until quite recently owned estates in the Ballinasloe area. They were the direct descendants of the 'Chiefs of O'Fallon's Country'. In pre-Norman times there was a sept of O'Fallon in Meath, but they were soon dispersed after the invasion.
The Fallon coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Fallon descendants.