Firestone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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."
Early Origins of the Firestone family
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.
Early History of the Firestone family
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Firestone Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Feuerstein, Fürstein, Feuererstein, Feirerstein, Feuersten, Faierstein, Fayerstein and many more.
Early Notables of the Firestone family (pre 1700)
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Firestone migration to the United States +
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 immigrated 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 immigrated 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Firestone (post 1700) +
- 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
- John J. Firestone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (alternate), 1916 
- 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 
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Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html