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The name Firestone derives from the German word "feuer" meaning "fire," and was probably an occupational name for someone who worked with fire such as a smith, a fire lighter, or a person who took care of the heating a household. The word "stein" means "stone;" and so, together "feuer" and "stein," can mean "flint."

Firestone Early Origins



The surname Firestone was first found in Austria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Wernher Fürstein in 1160.

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Firestone Spelling Variations


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Firestone Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Feuerstein, Fürstein, Feuererstein, Feirerstein, Feuersten, Faierstein, Fayerstein and many more.

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Firestone Early History


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Firestone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Firestone research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1347, 1524, 1757 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Firestone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Firestone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Firestone Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Firestone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Firestone, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763

Firestone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Becky Firestone, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Firestone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bernhard Firestone, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Henry Firestone, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • David Firestone, aged 25, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1909
  • Hervey S. Firestone, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Anita Firestone, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Firestone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Firestone (post 1700)



  • Roger S. Firestone, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Leonard Kimball Firestone (1907-1996), American Republican politician, U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, 1974-77. President, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company of California
  • John J. Firestone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (alternate), 1916
  • Leander Firestone, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County, 1850-51
  • George Firestone (b. 1931), American Democrat politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives, 1966; Member of Florida State Senate, 1972; Secretary of State of Florida, 1979-87
  • Clell Firestone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1932
  • Brooks Firestone (b. 1937), American Republican politician, Vintner ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 22nd District, 1998; Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • Shulamith Firestone (1945-2012), Canadian-born, American feminist and author of The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (1970)
  • Roy Firestone (b. 1953), American sports commentator and journalist
  • Leonard Kimball Firestone (1907-1996), American businessman, ambassador and philanthropist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Firestone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Firestone Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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