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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.


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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 were:

Provencal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


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

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


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