Fauconbrish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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." 
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 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..
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- 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