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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."
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.
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
- 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
- Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
- 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.
- Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
- Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
- Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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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