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.
Early Origins of the Arcan family
Early History of the Arcan family
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Arcan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arcand, Arcan and others.
Early Notables of the Arcan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arcan family to the New World and Oceana
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Arcan Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Arcan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Arcan (post 1700)
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