The long and noble heritage behind the name of Foucher first began in medieval France. While the
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,
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Foucher family, adopted the name of their
as their surname. The surname Foucher 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 Foucher was first found in Périgord, where this illustrious family held a
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foucher research.Another 444 words (32 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 Foucher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.