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