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Noble surnames, such as Arcan, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Arcan, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Savoie. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate while names of larger areas usually indicated a former dweller or a very powerful, titled landholder. The Arcan family originally lived in the province of Savoie.

Arcan Early Origins



The surname Arcan was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps.

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Arcan Spelling Variations


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Arcan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Arcand, Arcan and others.

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Arcan Early History


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Arcan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arcan research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Arcan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arcan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arcan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name at this time was many members in Canada. Between 1600 and 1900 French Canadians contributed much, such as Ulric Arcand, a doctor in Beaurivage; Ludger Arcand was a police detective in Montreal; Damase Arcand acquired the position of secretary-treasurer for his town of St. Alban; Denis...

Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arcan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arcan Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Simon Arcan, who arrived in Grondines, Quebec in 1687

Arcan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Arcan settled in St. Cuthbert in 1712
  • Joseph Arcan arrived in Cap-Santé in 1717

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arcan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arcan (post 1700)



  • Nelly Arcan (1973-2009), born Isabelle Fortier, a Canadian novelist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Arcan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arcan 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 August 2015 at 11:42.

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