When Mary Esther Fallis was born in 1798, her father, Richard Fallis, was 37 and her mother, Phebe Dillon, was 36. She married Turner Welch in 1818, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died in 1877, in Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79.
English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Anglo-Norman French faleise, faloise ‘cliff’ (a word of ancient Germanic origin), for someone who lived on or by a cliff. Or from Falaise in Calvados, France, which was the birthplace of William the Conqueror.
English: variant of Fall 2.
Scottish and northern Irish: shortened form of McFalls (see also McPhail ).