Foucher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Foucher 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 Foucher family, adopted the name of their occupation 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."

Early Origins of the Foucher family

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

Early History of the Foucher family

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.

Foucher 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 Foucher family (pre 1700)

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Foucher Ranking

In France, the name Foucher is the 390th most popular surname with an estimated 10,818 people with that name. [1]

Canada Foucher migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Foucher Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Foucher, son of Pierre and Geneviève, who married Jeanne De Richecourt, daughter of Paul and Marie, in Quebec on 4th November 1659 [2]
  • Louis Foucher married in 1668 in Quebec
  • Louis Foucher, son of Jean and Renée, who married Hélène Damour, daughter of Nicolas and Madeleine, in Quebec on 6th August 1668 [2]
  • Jean Foucher, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Marie-Anne Le Marchand, daughter of François and Madeleine, in Lévis, Quebec on 26th November 1687 [2]
  • Gervais Foucher, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Élisabeth Gerbert, daughter of Mathurin and Isabelle, in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 25th April 1689 [2]
Foucher Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Foucher, son of François and Jeanne, who married Geneviève Chevalier, daughter of Joseph and Françoise-Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th January 1701 [2]
  • Martin Foucher, son of Louis and Hélène, who married Marie-Madeleine Paré, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Lachine, Quebec on 3rd November 1705 [2]
  • Robert Foucher, son of Jacques and Françoise, who married Hélène Lemieux, daughter of Gabriel and Marguerite, in Quebec on 23rd November 1705 [2]
  • François Foucher, son of Jacques and Élisabeth, who married Marie-Bernadine Lebé, daughter of Jean-Jacques and Françoise, in Quebec on 21st November 1724 [2]
  • Gabriel Foucher, son of Gervais and Élisabeth, who married Marie Gendron, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 7th February 1734 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Foucher (post 1700) +

  • Louis François Foucher de Careil, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]

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  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Louis Foucher. Retrieved from on Facebook
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