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The history of the Fougerolle family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to a region known as Brittany. It is derived from the family living in Brittany. The name Fougerolle is also derived from the Old French word "fougere," meaning "fern," and indicates that the original bearer lived in an area heavily grown with ferns.

Early Origins of the Fougerolle family


The surname Fougerolle was first found in Britanny (Bretagne). One of the first records of the family was Jeanne de Fougères (died after 1273.) Also known as Lady of Fougères, she was the wife of Hugh XII of Lusignan, Count of La Marche and Count of Angoulême. She was born in Brittany, the only daughter and surviving child of Raoul III, seigneur of Fougères and Isabelle de Craon (born 1212.)

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Early History of the Fougerolle family

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Early History of the Fougerolle family


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Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1168, 1178, 1560, 1721, 1730, 1742, 1773, 1781, 1787, 1792, 1797, 1807, 1811, 1818, 1821, 1856, 1863, 1869, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Fougerolle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fougerolle Spelling Variations

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Fougerolle Spelling Variations


History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Fougerolle, some of which include Fugere, Fugère, Fougere, Fougière, Fougères, Fougeray, Fougerolle, Fougerolles, Fougeyrolles, Fougerat, Fougeret, Fougeron, Fougeroux, Feugère, Feugière, Faugère, Faugière, Fauguiere, Feuchière, Fouchère, Feuquières, Feuquerolles, Fouquière, Fougery and many more.

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Early Notables of the Fougerolle family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Fougerolle family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst this name at this time was François de Fougerolles, a physician around 1560; Alexandre-Conrad Fugère was director of the "Journal of the Wise" in 1721; Louis Fougères was a physician in Limoges around 1730; Pierre-Philibert, born in Paris in 1742, was a deputy of the States General; Anne-Françoise D'Oultremont...
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Migration of the Fougerolle family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Fougerolle family to the New World and Oceana


France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Fougerolle were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Fougerolle were 60 individuals who arrived from French to Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them was a lord of Fougerat, who lived in Ontario in 1605; Charles Fougère married in 1689 in Ste-Famille-Ile-d'Orléans, Quebec.

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