Fauquier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Fauquier 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 Fauquier family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Fauquier 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 Fauquier family

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

Early History of the Fauquier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauquier 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 Fauquier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fauquier 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 Fauquier family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fauquier family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Fauquier (post 1700) +

  • Francis Fauquier (1704-1768), English-born financial writer, Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia, eldest son of Dr. John Francis Fauquier, (d. 1726) one of the directors of the Bank of England


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