The long and noble heritage behind the name of Fauchet 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 Fauchet family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. The surname Fauchet 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 Fauchet family
The surname Fauchet was first found in Périgord, where this illustrious family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Fauchet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauchet research.Another 887 words (63 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1476, 1688, 1594, 1667, 1688, 1711, 1755, 1789, 1800, 1815, 1820, 1644, 1696, 1653 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Fauchet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fauchet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.
Early Notables of the Fauchet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fauchet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fauchet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M. Fauchet, aged 21, settled in New Orleans in 1822