My Falla family

 

The surname Falla/Fallas has been said to be Anglo-Norman in origin meaning the man who hailed from Falaise in Calvados. This happens to have been the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Since the Channel Islands were part of Normandy before they became part of Great Britain, this sounds a very plausible source for those who bear this name in Guernsey.

The earliest references to the surname Falla in Guernsey are to Gyfre & Rauf Falla who were living in Guernsey in the year 1460 according to archives in the Priaulx Library. Rauf married Gyfre's daughter whose name is unknown.

  • Raulin FALLA m Jenette MARTIN
  • Guillaume FALLA m ?
  • Jean FALLA ( ? - 1626 ) m dau of Collas LE PELLEY
  • Pierre FALLA ( 1578 - 1652 ) m 1601 Anne LE PELLEY
  • Pierre FALLA (1601 - 1659 ) m 1620 Caroline HAMELIN
  • Collas FALLA ( 1625 - 1673 ) m 1665 Judith JOUANNE
  • Pierre FALLA ( 1650 - 1700 ) m 1686 Anne MAHY
  • Nicolas FALLA ( 1686 - 1742 ) m 1722 Elizabeth ROBIN
  • Jean FALLA ( 1723 - 1818 ) m 1743 Marie BISSON
  • Thomas FALLA (1763 - 1846 ) m 1789 Marie LE PATOUREL ( 1767 - 1845 )
  • Pierre FALLA ( 1805 - 1863 ) m 1828 Judith NICOLLE ( 1803 - 1867 )
  • Judith FALLA ( 1829 - 1902 ) m Henri BISSON ( 1828 - 1895 )

For other Falla researchers, see the web pages of John Falla (my third cousin) and Angela Bellows.

Last update: 1 Sep 2007
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