The Fauconbrige family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a worker who cared for and trained falcons. The surname Fauconbrige originally derived from the Old French word faucon
which referred to falcon.
Early Origins of the Fauconbrige family
The surname Fauconbrige 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 Fauconbrige family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauconbrige 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 Fauconbrige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fauconbrige Spelling Variations
Fauconbrige has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Fauconbrige have been found, including Falconbridge, Fawconberg, Fawconbridge, Falkenbridge, Falkenberg, Falconberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Fauconbrige 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 Fauconbrige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fauconbrige family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Fauconbriges to arrive on North American shores: Caleb Faulkenbridge arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Benjamin Falkenberg arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Baron
Falkenburg arrived in New York State in 1842..