The name Fargue is an ancient French name that was given to a person from Brittany
who was a person who worked in a forge or smithy.
Early Origins of the Fargue family
The surname Fargue was first found in Brittany
where this distinguished family held a family seat
at d'Espinay as members of the aristocratic families of that region.
Early History of the Fargue family
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Fargue Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Forge, Delaforge, LaForge, Laforge, Forges and others.
Early Notables of the Fargue family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fargue family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Fargue were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Fargue were Andre Laforge who settled in Quebec in 1761 from Normandy; Adrian LaForge settled in New York state in 1672; John William LaForge and his wife settled in America in 1709..