The name Falconbrage comes from one of the family having worked as a worker who cared for and trained falcons. The surname Falconbrage originally derived from the Old French word faucon
which referred to falcon.
Early Origins of the Falconbrage family
The surname Falconbrage was first found in East Riding of Yorkshire
at Rise, a parish, in the union of Skirlaugh, N. division of the wapentake
of Holderness. "The family of Fauconberg were lords of this manor for nearly 400 years." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Falconbrage family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falconbrage research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1345, 1407, 1376, 1378, 1391, 1402 and 1406 are included under the topic Early Falconbrage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Falconbrage Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Falconbrage have been found, including: Falconbridge, Fawconberg, Fawconbridge, Falkenbridge, Falkenberg, Falconberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Falconbrage family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas de Fauconberg, 5th Baron
Fauconberg (1345-1407), English peer, joined the French in the Hundred
Years' War (1376), imprisoned in Gloucester Castle , for treason, (1378-1391)... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falconbrage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Falconbrage family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Falconbrage, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Caleb Faulkenbridge arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Benjamin Falkenberg arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Baron
Falkenburg arrived in New York State in 1842..