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 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 Foucher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Foucher 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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Migration of the Foucher family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Foucher Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Louis Foucher married in 1668 in Quebec
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Louis Foucher. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html