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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, who settled in St. Cuthbert in 1712
  • Joseph Arcan, who 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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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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