Fauconbrige History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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." 
Originally spelt Facunberge, the Anglicized Flaconbridge was a "great Yorkshire family," says Sir Egerton Brydges, "of later date, at least as to the name." This was taken, from Fauquemberg, near St. Omer (the family, in spelling the name, long preserved the m), and was imported into Holderness by Franco homo Drogonis de Beurer, an under-tenant in Domesday. "By the name of Franco de Falconberg de Rise, he is mentioned in the chronicle of Meaux Abbey, as one of the contemporaries and neighbours of Gamel de Meaux, on whose land the abbey was built. His family was one of the few received into favour by the Earls of Albemarle." A. S. Ellis. They held their manor of Rise for four hundred years." 
Early History of the Fauconbrige family
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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)...
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Migration of the Fauconbrige family
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..
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- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3