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Fawkes is a surname of Norman-French origin, first appearing in the British Isles after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.[1] The name ultimately derives from the pre-6th century Germanic given name of Falco (later Faulques) meaning "falcon". The first recorded spelling of the surname in England is that of one Geoffrey Faukes in 1221.[1]

Fawkes
PronunciationFawks, IPA: [fɔːks]
Language(s)Norman
Origin
MeaningFalcon
Region of originBritish Isles
Other names
Variant form(s)Fakes, Faulks, Faulkes, Fawks, Fawlks, Fawlkes, Foulks, Foulkes, Fowkes
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It is also, less frequently, a given name.

SurnameEdit

Given nameEdit

  • Fawkes de Breauté, (died 1226), Anglo-Norman soldier who served in the First Barons' War
  • Fawkes, Dumbledore's phoenix in the Harry Potter books
  • Fawkes, a character on the web series The Guild, portrayed by Wil Wheaton
  • Fawkes, a character in the video game Fallout 3

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Last name: Fawkes". The Internet Surname Database. Retrieved 5 November 2011.