Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a worker who cared for and trained falcons. The surname Falkenbrish originally derived from the Old French word faucon which referred to falcon.
Early Origins of the Falkenbrish family
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 Falkenbrish family
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Falkenbrish Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Falkenbrish has appeared include Falconbridge, Fawconberg, Fawconbridge, Falkenbridge, Falkenberg, Falconberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Falkenbrish family (pre 1700)
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 Falkenbrish 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 Falkenbrish 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..
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