Show ContentsFaucher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Faucher first began in medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Faucher family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Faucher was an occupational name for a reaper or mower, or a maker of scythes deriving from the Old French word "fauche," which meant "scythe."

Early Origins of the Faucher family

The surname Faucher was first found in Périgord, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Faucher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faucher research. Another 444 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1476, 1594, 1644, 1653, 1667, 1688, 1696, 1711, 1733, 1755, 1789, 1800, 1815 and 1820 are included under the topic Early Faucher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Faucher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.

Early Notables of the Faucher family

Notable amongst the name at this time was

  • Marquis de Faucher, Lieutenant General of the Navy

Faucher World Ranking

In the United States, the name Faucher is the 8,300th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Canada, the name Faucher is ranked the 735th most popular surname with an estimated 7,288 people with that name. [2] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Faucher is the 278th popular surname. [3] France ranks Faucher as 504th with 8,914 people. [4]


United States Faucher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faucher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jaques Faucher, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [5]
  • Simon Faucher, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [5]
Faucher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick H. Faucher, who arrived in New York in 1832
  • G. H. Faucher, who settled in San Francisco in 1852

Canada Faucher migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faucher Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Léonard Faucher, son of Barthélémy and Sibille, who married Marie Damoys, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Quebec on 15th October 1669 [6]
  • Nicolas Faucher, son of Léonard and Marie, who married Madeleine Langlois, daughter of Nicolas and Élisabeth, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 25th November 1698 [6]
Faucher Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Faucher, son of Léonard and Marie, who married Marie-Françoise Juneau, daughter of Jean and Geneviève, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 9th August 1724 [6]
  • Nicolas Faucher, son of Nicolas and Madeleine, who married Louise Vésina, daughter of Charles and Louise, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 27th January 1727 [6]
  • François Faucher, son of Nicolas and Madeleine, who married Marie-Charlotte Belleau, daughter of Guillaume and Marie-Suzanne, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on 25th April 1736 [6]
  • Jean-Baptiste Faucher, son of Joseph and Marguerite, who married Françoise Hubert, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Quebec on 4th January 1736 [6]
  • Augustin Faucher, son of Nicolas and Madeleine, who married Marie-Catherine Dubuc, daughter of Jean-François and Marie-Élisabeth, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 15th June 1744 [6]
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Faucher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Faucher, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Faucher (post 1700) +

  • Jennifer Faucher, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000 [7]
  • Eléonore Faucher (1973-2023), French film director and screenwriter, best known for directing the film A Common Thread (2004)
  • Françoise Faucher (b. 1929), French-born, Canadian actress, recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award (2010)
  • Marie François Étienne César de Faucher, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [8]
  • Lieutenant-General Louis-Eugne Faucher (1874-1964), French Head of Resistance Region B (Bordeaux) (1943-1944) [9]
  • Sadek Jordan Faucher (b. 1991), French football player of Algerian descent
  • Léon Faucher (1803-1854), French journalist
  • Benjamin Faucher (1915-1990), Canadian provincial politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Yamaska (1970-1973)
  • Julius Faucher (1820-1878), German journalist and a significant advocate of Liberalism and Free Trade
  • Jean André Faucher, French journalist and writer from Paris who uses the pseudonym: "Le Cousin Jean"
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  2. "Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps - Forebears." Forebears, https://forebears.io/surnames
  3. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec, https://statistique.quebec.ca/en/document/family-names-in-quebec/tableau/the-first-1000-family-names-by-rank-quebec
  4. http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  5. 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)
  6. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Marie Faucher. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  9. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 4) Louis-Eugne Faucher. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Faucher/Louis-Eug%C3%A8ne/France.html


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