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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Fochaies 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 Fochaies family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Fochaies was an occupational name for a reaper or mower, or a maker of scythes deriving from the Old French word "fauche," which meant "scythe."

Fochaies Early Origins



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

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Fochaies Spelling Variations


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Fochaies Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.

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Fochaies Early History


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Fochaies Early History



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

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Fochaies Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fochaies Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fochaies Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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