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Where did the French Provencal family come from? When did the Provencal family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Provencal family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Provencher, Provancher, Provenchère, Provanchère, Provenchet and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was established in early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Provencal research. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1582, and 1617 are included under the topic Early Provencal History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Provencal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Provencher, born in 1729, who married Thérèse Levebvre in Cap-de-Madeleine in 1764; Jean-Baptiste Provencher, who married Marie-Jeanne Lemire in Nicolet in 1767.

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  • Moshe ben Avraham Provençal (1503-1576), Italian posek and Hebrew grammarian


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  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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