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Early Origins of the Forcier family

The surname Forcier was first found in Dordogne.

Individuals sharing this heritage are cited as early as the seventeenth century, with Pierre De Forceville, born in 1654 in Douai, a philosophy professor who was named rector of Dinant. In 1721 he became Spiritual Director at Cambrai College.

Early History of the Forcier family

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Forcier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Force, Forceville, Forcier and others.

Early Notables of the Forcier family

Notable amongst the name at this time was Gedeon-Adolphe-Casimir De Forceville, born in Moulvis (Somme) in 1800, was a banker in Amiens and became judge at the court of commerce in this city. His interest in sculpture grew, and he showed some of his works at the Paris Salon. He finished a few large works: the statue of Pierre l'Ermite, in bronze, which is in Place S.-Michel in Amiens; the...
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Forcier Ranking

In the United States, the name Forcier is the 9,972nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Forcier is ranked the 996th most popular surname. [2]


Canada Forcier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Forcier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Forcier married in Quebec in 1674
  • Marie-Marthe Forcier married in St-Francois-du-Lac in 1691
Forcier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Forcier, son of Pierre and Marguerite, who married Gertrude Joyelle, daughter of Jacques and Gertrude, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 19th February 1703 [3]
  • Marguerite Forcier married in Montreal in 1705
  • Jacques Forcier married in St-Francois-du-Lac in 1706
  • Jacques Forcier, son of Pierre and Marguerite, who married Jeanne Harel, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 10th October 1706 [3]
  • Joseph Forcier, son of Joseph and Gertrude, who married Agathe Gagné, daughter of François and Jeanne, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 3rd February 1729 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Forcier (post 1700) +

  • Robert Patrick "Tate" Forcier (b. 1990), American college football quarterback from San Diego, California
  • Teresa E. Forcier, former American Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • André Forcier (b. 1947), Canadian six-time Genie Award nominated film-maker from Montreal


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec, https://statistique.quebec.ca/en/document/family-names-in-quebec/tableau/the-first-1000-family-names-by-rank-quebec
  3. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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