Falconbridge is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a worker who cared for and trained falcons. The surname Falconbridge originally derived from the Old French word faucon
which referred to falcon.
Early Origins of the Falconbridge family
The surname Falconbridge 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 Falconbridge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falconbridge 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 Falconbridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Falconbridge Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Falconbridge has appeared include Falconbridge, Fawconberg, Fawconbridge, Falkenbridge, Falkenberg, Falconberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Falconbridge 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 Falconbridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Falconbridge family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Falconbridge arrived in North America very early: Caleb Faulkenbridge arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Benjamin Falkenberg arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Baron
Falkenburg arrived in New York State in 1842..
Contemporary Notables of the name Falconbridge (post 1700)
- Alexander Falconbridge (d. 1792), British surgeon