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How to Pronounce Fallin: a poll
Posted by: Lance Fallin Date: May 21, 2000 at 12:31:33
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In my Family we pronounce Fallin as "Fowl-in"
or "Fallon"....however....

This has only been since we moved from the south to the midwest and far west....

in Arkansas as near back as my Grandpa's time
the pronounced it Fawl-in....

it was only when they moved up North into Missouri (even though Missouri is kinda sorta Southern and Midwestern--both) that they started to say "Fallon" or Fowl-un or Fowl-in

That could be due to the fact that St Charles (near St Louis) had an early founder O'Fallon
he had contributed quite a lot of money to the area in the early 1800's....

Anyway...our family thinks that the pronunciation was originally the same as "Fallon" but then just for ease of use in the American south...they just went with the sounding of Fawl-un or least untill the world war 2 era...when we switched back to the "Fowl-un" or "Fallon" pronunciation.

So I thought I'd take a poll to see who pronounces their last name "Fallin" which way?

*Note* yeah I know Missouri isn't far west....but California is (that's where I was born, but not raised) and I currently live in New to me...California and New Mexico are far west compared to Missouri and whatnot.

ok let's see what y'all can come up with on this...I'm interested to see what the results would be.

your kin,

Ni/ he/ la/ na gaoithe, La/ na scolb
(yep that's Irish Gaelic)

it is pronounced like Nee hay law nuh gwee-huh, law nuh skoal-ub

it means: Never repair your thatch roof on a windy day.

or...when things are going against ya too much...just wait for a better day to do whatever it was that you was working on...or...

sometimes its best to just walk away from a frustratin' project once in awhile...hehehe

a fitting saying for genealogists I think.


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