The history of the name Fauconbrege dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a worker who cared for and trained falcons. The surname Fauconbrege originally derived from the Old French word faucon
which referred to falcon.
Early Origins of the Fauconbrege family
The surname Fauconbrege was first found in East Riding of 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 Fauconbrege family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauconbrege research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1345, 1407, 1376, 1378, 1391, 1402 and 1406 are included under the topic Early Fauconbrege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fauconbrege Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Fauconbrege has undergone many spelling variations
, including Falconbridge, Fawconberg, Fawconbridge, Falkenbridge, Falkenberg, Falconberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Fauconbrege family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas de Fauconberg, 5th Baron
Fauconberg (1345-1407), English peer, joined the French in the Hundred
Years' War (1376), imprisoned in Gloucester Castle , for treason, (1378-1391)... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fauconbrege Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fauconbrege family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fauconbrege were among those contributors: Caleb Faulkenbridge arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Benjamin Falkenberg arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Baron
Falkenburg arrived in New York State in 1842..