Noble surnames, such as Arcand, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Arcand, which is a
. In France,
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread.
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 Arcand family originally lived in the province of Savoie.
The surname Arcand was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps.
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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 Arcand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.