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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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  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  8. 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.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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