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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."

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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.

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


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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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More information is included under the topic Early Firestone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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
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  • 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
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    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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