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Falconer (surname)

AKA: Halkertoun, Halkerton

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Notes: The Falconers of Halkerton (originally Hawkertoun) in the Mearns, derived their name and lands from the hereditary office of keepers of the kings falcons, which they had held since the thirteenth century. In 1778, the eighth lord Falconer of Halkertoun succeeded to the title of Kintore, which superceded that of Halkertoun. William Anderson, The Scottish Nation (Edinburgh: A. Fullarton and Co., 1869).

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