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."
Early Origins of the Fourcade family
Lorraine where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of De Forgetville.
Early History of the Fourcade family
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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.
Early Notables of the Fourcade family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fourcade family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fourcade (post 1700)
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