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Where did the Austrian Firestone family come from? What is the Austrian Firestone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Firestone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Firestone family history?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."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Feuerstein, Fürstein, Feuererstein, Feirerstein, Feuersten, Faierstein, Fayerstein and many more.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Firestone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
- 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
- Anthony Brooks Firestone (b. 1939), American businessman and politician
- Andrew Boulton Firestone (b. 1975), American TV reality show personality
- Bertram R. Firestone (b. 1931), American owner and breeder of Thoroughbred equestrian and flat racing horses
- Harvey Samuel Firestone (1868-1938), American businessman, founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
- Dennis Firestone (b. 1944), Australian former CART driver from 1979 to 1987
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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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