Fach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Vacher is derived from the French word "vache," which means "cow." Sources believe that the name was originally an occupation name for a person that worked with cows, such as a cowherd. [1]

Early Origins of the Fach family

The surname Fach was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Guillaume Vacher, son of Guillaume and Guilmette, settled in Canada in the 17th century. He married Marguerite Benoist, daughter of Gabriel and Anne-Marie, at Trois-Rivières on 26th November 1685. [2]

Important Dates for the Fach family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fach research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1701, 1773, 1774, 1619, 1683, 1648, 1667, 1668 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Fach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fach Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vacher, Vachere, Vachereau, Vacheron, Vachier, Vachiery, Vachon, Fach and many more.

Early Notables of the Fach family (pre 1700)

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Fach migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Fach, who landed in New York in 1765 [3]
  • Georg Fach, who arrived in America in 1778 [3]
Fach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John G T Fach, who landed in New York in 1836 [3]
  • Carl Fach, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [3]
Fach Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Karl Fach, who arrived in Mississippi in 1904 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fach (post 1700)

  • Albert Cole Fach (1882-1972), American Democrat politician, Richmond County District Attorney, 1910-19, 1924-31; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932; Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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