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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Feuquieres 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 Feuquieres family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Feuquieres 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 Feuquieres was first found in Périgord, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feuquieres 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 Feuquieres History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Feuquieres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
The Feuquieres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Feuquieres 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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