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Where did the French Foyer family come from? What is the French Foyer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Foyer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Foyer family history?The French name Foyer was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Foyer, including Defoy, De Foy, Foy, Foyatier, Foye, Foyot, Foyer, Le Foyer, Lefoyer and many more.
First found in Auvergne.
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Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Foyer were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Foyer were
Foyer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Foyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foyer 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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