Falconbrigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Falconbrigg has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a worker who cared for and trained falcons. The surname Falconbrigg originally derived from the Old French word faucon which referred to falcon.

Early Origins of the Falconbrigg family

The surname Falconbrigg 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Falconbrigg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falconbrigg research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1345, 1407, 1376, 1378, 1391, 1402 and 1406 are included under the topic Early Falconbrigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Falconbrigg Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Falconbrigg has been spelled many different ways, including Falconbridge, Fawconberg, Fawconbridge, Falkenbridge, Falkenberg, Falconberg and many more.

Early Notables of the Falconbrigg 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)...
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Migration of the Falconbrigg family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Falconbriggs to arrive in North America: Caleb Faulkenbridge arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Benjamin Falkenberg arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Baron Falkenburg arrived in New York State in 1842..

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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