Fouchard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Fouchard is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Fouchard comes from the medieval given name Folchard. This Norman name is of Germanic origin, and is composed of the elements folk, which means people, and hard, which means brave, strong, or hardy. In the 12th century, the name Fouchard continued to be used as a first name in the areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Fouchard family
The surname Fouchard was first found in Devon, where they settled after 1066. Radulfus Fochart was registered in Normandy in 1198.
Early History of the Fouchard family
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Fouchard Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Folkard, Fokard, Folkart, Folkert, Foucard and many more.
Early Notables of the Fouchard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fouchard family to Ireland
Some of the Fouchard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fouchard migration to the United States +
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fouchard or a variant listed above:
Fouchard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mr. Fouchard, who sailed to San Francisco in 1851
- Mr. Fouchard, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Fouchard migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fouchard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Mr. Zacharie Fouchard, (b. 1603), aged 52, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 5th July 1655 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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/