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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 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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  4. 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.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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