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Fochaie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


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

Early History of the Fochaie family


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Fochaie 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 Fochaie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Fochaie family to the New World and Oceana


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.

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