4,437 FALVEY members around the world
Stay informed about FALVEY Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
FALVEY Family HistoryRecorded as Falvie, Falvey, Falvoye, and Felvey, in the British Isles, and as Fauve, Fauvet, Falvy, Falvet, Fauvin, Fauvette and others in France, this was originally a surname of early French origins. According to the "Dictionnaire etymologique de Noms de France" it is a surname of ancient origins and refers to the colour of a horse, specifically fawn. Quite why anybody should should be called "fawn" after a horse, is far from clear, and the dictionary offers no explanation. In fact it confuses the situation by suggesting that there are other meanings, such as that it could refer to a maker or wearer of fawn coloured clothes, or that fawn was a colour used in Ancient Rome by the nobility or senate to show wisdom, and hence in later times may have been applied to a wise person...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous FALVEY (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the FALVEY tribe
- Find your FALVEY ancestor
- Tell us about your FALVEY Family
- Tell us about your FALVEY ancestors
- Ask a question about the FALVEY history
- Leave a message for FALVEY family members
Areas of Origin for FALVEY
Invite more FALVEY family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the FALVEY tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest