The name Falconbrige finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a worker who cared for and trained falcons. The surname Falconbrige originally derived from the Old French word faucon
which referred to falcon.
Early Origins of the Falconbrige family
The surname Falconbrige 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 Falconbrige family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falconbrige 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 Falconbrige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Falconbrige Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Falconbrige has been recorded under many different variations, including Falconbridge, Fawconberg, Fawconbridge, Falkenbridge, Falkenberg, Falconberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Falconbrige 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 Falconbrige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Falconbrige family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Falconbrige or a variant listed above: Caleb Faulkenbridge arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Benjamin Falkenberg arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Baron
Falkenburg arrived in New York State in 1842..