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The origins the old family name Fourcade can be found within 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 Fourcade family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Fourcade was an occupational name for someone who worked at a forge or smithy. The surname Fourcade was originally derived from the word "forge," which in turn derives from the Latin "fabrica," which means "workshop."

Fourcade Early Origins



The surname Fourcade was first found in Lorraine where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of De Forgetville.

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Fourcade Spelling Variations


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Fourcade Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Forget, Forgett, Fourget, Forquet, Forquette, Faurget, Faurquet, Forgette, Fougette and many more.

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Fourcade Early History


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Fourcade Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fourcade research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1630 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Fourcade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fourcade Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fourcade Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Forget was one of the early settlers in Quebec who arrived from Normandy in 1652; Jacques Forget arrived in Quebec from Poitou in 1634.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fourcade (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fourcade (post 1700)



  • Martin Fourcade (b. 1988), French Olympian who won two gold and two sliver at the 2010 and 2014 games

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Fourcade Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fourcade Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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