The long and noble heritage behind the name of Fauchier first began in medieval France. While the
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,
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Fauchier family, adopted the name of their
as their surname. The surname Fauchier was an occupational name for a reaper or mower, or a maker of scythes deriving from the Old French word "fauche," which meant "scythe."
The surname Fauchier was first found in Périgord, where this illustrious family held a
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauchier research.Another 444 words (32 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 Fauchier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jaques Faucher, who settled in Virginia in 1700; Simon Faucher who settled in Virginia in 1700; G.H. Faucher settled in San Francisco in 1852; and M. Fauchet, aged 21.