HI Regina, and everyone.... Warm greetings. My maiden name was Falkenau. My grandfathers name is Vernon Alexander Falkenau (he had sisters named Martha and Jane) and his fathers name (my great grandfather) was Karl George or Carl George Falkenau. As a child I was told a story the name dropped the prefix of "von" when my great grandfather moved to America. May or may not be accurate. I would be delighted to find out anything, as I would treasure it, especially I would like to find out if I came from a Jewish or non Jewish background... I know nothing else about my background.