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The old French name Fauque comes from a name for a This name was formed in that southern region known as Languedoc. Any wealthy French Lord would have kept falcons for hunting purposes, and the name Fauque was given to the man in charge of training and keeping the birds.

Fauque Early Origins



The surname Fauque was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Fauque Spelling Variations


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Fauque Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Fauque is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Falcon, Falcont, Falcond, Faucon, Falconte, Falconde, Faulcon, Falcones, Lefalcon, Lefalconte, Lefaucon, Lefalcone and many more.

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Fauque Early History


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Fauque Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauque research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1500, 1537, 1667, 1719, 1757, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Fauque History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fauque Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fauque Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fauque Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. 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. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Fauque. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Fauque were Jacob Falcon settled in America in 1745; Christoval Falcon settled with his wife, Josefa, and his two daughters, Antonia, aged nine months, and Catalina, aged 4.

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Fauque Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fauque Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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