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

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


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 and printed products wherever possible.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Provencal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexis Provencal, aged 35, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

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



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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