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The surname Falkenberge is a local name, derived from the place name Falkenberg, found in several locations throughout Germany. Perhaps the most famous place called Falkenberg is in Hessen, where there is a 13th century medieval castle. The name is composed of two elements: "falken," which is derived from the Old Norse word "falk," meaning "falcon"; and "berg," which originally meant "enclosure" or "fort," and later came to mean town or city. The place name as a whole means "fort of the falcons."

Falkenberge Early Origins



The surname Falkenberge was first found in Hessen, where the name Falkenberg emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. In the 13th century the surname was closely associated the region's important social and political advances. The medieval castle in Hessen that bore the family name was erected in the thirteenth century.

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Falkenberge Spelling Variations


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Falkenberge Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Falkenberg, Fallkenburg, Falkenberge, Falkenburg, Falkenburge, Falkkenberg, Falkenberger, Falkenburger, Falkenbuerg, Falkenperg, Falkenperger, Fallkenburger, Fallkenbuerg, Fallkenbuerger, Fallkenperg, Fallkenperger and many more.

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Falkenberge Early History


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Falkenberge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falkenberge research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1413, 1336, 1630, 1872 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Falkenberge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Falkenberge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Falkenberge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falkenberge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Valentin Falkenberg, who settled in New York in 1709; Johann Wilhelm Falckburg arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1710; a Baron Gerhard Knut Alfred Falkenberg also came to New York in 1841.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Falkenberge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falkenberge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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