The surname Falkenburg 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."
Early Origins of the Falkenburg family
The surname Falkenburg 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.
Early History of the Falkenburg family
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Falkenburg 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.
Early Notables of the Falkenburg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Falkenburg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Falkenburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Baron Falkenburg, who arrived in New York State in 1842
- Lewis Falkenburg, who settled in Mississippi in 1859
- Lewis Falkenburg, who landed in Mississippi in 1859 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Falkenburg (post 1700)
- David Falkenburg, Actor
- Jinx Falkenburg, Actress