|also Fakley, Fakeley|
Alkham Parish Church, Kent, where many members of the Fakely family were baptised, married and buried.Photograph from Brian Quarrington's homepage, by Tom Page.
|There are members
of the Fakely family in Canada, Australia, UK and Ireland, who can all
claim descent from Richard Fakely and his wife Ann (nee Pey). They married
in Swingfield, Kent on 13th October 1784.
Name Origin: a rare and unusual name found only in east Kent until the mid 19th century. As members of the family became more mobile, the name is found in London, Devon, Essex, Canada and the United States of America.
I believe this name to be derived from Faulkner, as I have found it in several different 18th century parish registers listed as Fakely also known as Faulkner.
Faulkner: one who breeds or trains falcons for the sport of hawking
Last update: 5th November 2002