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The surname Falkenberger 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."

Falkenberger Early Origins



The surname Falkenberger 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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Falkenberger Spelling Variations


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Falkenberger 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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Falkenberger Early History


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Falkenberger Early History



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

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Falkenberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Falkenberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Falkenberger 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Falkenberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falkenberger 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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