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About the study

The Folker One-Name Study covers all instances of the name which appear in the British Isles or are known to have either originated or been established there. It also follows family connections through emigration to other countries.

Variant names

Variants known to have a connection include FALKER, FAULKER, FOAKER and FOKER. Known early variants are FOLCAR, FOLCUR de FOLCAR and de FOLCUR.

Name origin

There are two principal locations from where the name originated, in Europe around France and Germany also in Scandinavia, especially Iceland.


Data held by this study includes the following :

- A selection of entries from Parish Registers.

- All entries from the 1992 edition of the IGI.

- Full transcripts of GRO indexes for England and Wales.

- Information from the Probate Calendar.

- Information from Census Returns.

- A selection of entries from Street and Trade Directories.

- Results from a complete search of telephone directories circa 1990-1992 for Austria, Australia, Canada, Channel Islands, Eire, Great Britain, South Africa and United States of America.

- Entries from Passenger Lists.

- Information from other sundry sources.

- Information drawn from a collection of family documentation and artefacts.


No DNA project has been run yet but as other methods have failed to link the two main branches of the Folker name, this is now being considered.