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Where did the French Fouche family come from? What is the French Fouche family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fouche family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fouche family history?The long and noble heritage behind the name of Fouche first began in medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Fouche family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Fouche was an occupational name for a reaper or mower, or a maker of scythes deriving from the Old French word "fauche," which meant "scythe."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.
First found in Périgord, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fouche research. Another 887 words(63 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1476, 1688, 1594, 1667, 1688, 1711, 1755, 1789, 1800, 1815, 1820, 1644, 1696, 1653 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Fouche History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fouche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fouche Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Fouche Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Fouche Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Fouche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fouche 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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