Faure History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Faure family

The surname Faure was first found in Guyenne where this eminent family held a family seat from very early times. Literally the name means "blacksmith" from the Latin word "faber."

Early History of the Faure family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faure research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1520, 1529, 1682, 1710, 1800, 1700, 1700, 1830, 1843, 1850, 1845 and 1924 are included under the topic Early Faure History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Faure Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Faurie, Fauries, Fauri, Faury, Forie, Fories, Fori, Fory, Forry, Faurrie, Faurries, Faurri, Faurry, Forrie, Forries and many more.

Early Notables of the Faure family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the name was Jean-Alexandre Faurie, Procurator for the seneschal of Puy during the 1700's. Jean-Baptiste Faure was the son of a singer in the church at Moulins, where he was born Jan. 15, 1830. When he was 3 the family removed to Paris, and when he was 7 his father died. In 1843 he entered the solfeggio class in the Conservatoire, and soon after the maîtrise of the Madeleine, where he was under Trevaux, an excellent teacher, to whom he owes his sound knowledge of music. After the breaking of...
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Faure Ranking

In France, the name Faure is the 33rd most popular surname with an estimated 48,699 people with that name. [1]


United States Faure migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faure Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Widow Faure, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700 [2]
  • Vincent Faure, who landed in New York in 1795 [2]
Faure Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • B Faure, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • Charles Faure, who landed in Arkansas in 1891 [2]

Canada Faure migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faure Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Jean Faure, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for Jacques Pepin arriving on 3rd April 1656 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Faure (post 1700) +

  • Jean Faure (1937-2022), French politician who served as member of the Senate of France
  • Hubert Faure (1914-2021), one of the last surviving members of a French commando team which took part in the 1944 Normandy landings, member of the Kieffer commandos
  • Chrétien François Antoine Faure de Gière, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Maurice Faure (1922-2014), French politician and diplomat, Minister of Justice in 1981, the last living signatory of the Treaty of Rome
  • Benoît Fauré (1900-1980), French professional road bicycle racer
  • Edgar Faure (1908-1988), French politician, essayist, historian, and memoirist
  • Sébastien Faure (b. 1991), French footballer
  • Cédric Fauré (b. 1979), French football striker
  • Sébastien Faure (1858-1942), French anarchist
  • Gabriel Urbain Fauré (1845-1924), French composer, organist, pianist and teacher
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Chr├ętien Faure. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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