Fauconbrish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The founding heritage of the Fauconbrish family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Fauconbrish comes from when one of the family worked as a worker who cared for and trained falcons. The surname Fauconbrish originally derived from the Old French word faucon which referred to falcon.

Early Origins of the Fauconbrish family

The surname Fauconbrish 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Fauconbrish family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauconbrish research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1345, 1407, 1376, 1378, 1391, 1402 and 1406 are included under the topic Early Fauconbrish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fauconbrish Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Fauconbrish has been spelled many different ways, including Falconbridge, Fawconberg, Fawconbridge, Falkenbridge, Falkenberg, Falconberg and many more.

Early Notables of the Fauconbrish 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 Fauconbrish family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Fauconbrishs to arrive in North America: Caleb Faulkenbridge arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Benjamin Falkenberg arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Baron Falkenburg arrived in New York State in 1842..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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