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The surname Falkenperger 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."

Falkenperger Early Origins



The surname Falkenperger 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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Falkenperger Spelling Variations


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Falkenperger 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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Falkenperger Early History


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Falkenperger Early History



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

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Falkenperger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Falkenperger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Falkenperger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falkenperger 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 January 2013 at 16:12.

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