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Early Origins of the Fournet family

The surname Fournet was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centered on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France.

Early History of the Fournet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fournet research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1458, 1591, 1595, 1646, 1700, 1750, 1803, 1816, 1829, 1844, 1850, 1870, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Fournet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fournet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fornel, Fornelle, Fournal, Fournel, Fourneau, Fournet, Fourney, Fournex, Fournial, Fournil, Fournié, Fourneret, Fourneyron and many more.

Early Notables of the Fournet family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the name was the Fournier family of wood sculptors from Troyes. Antoine worked on the church Saint-Jean from 1591-1594. From another Fournier family, Georges Fournier was Chaplain in the Royal Marine around 1595; Henri-Alban (known as Alain) Fournier was an author, his most famous novel entitled "Le Grand Meaulnes". Claude-Joseph Fournel was a Dominican monk in 1646 in Decize (Nièvre); Philippe Forneret was a pastor in Koepenick after having emigrated to Germany around 1700; Marie-Nicolas Fournier was bishop of Montpelier around 1750; Charles Fournier was a painter in Salmaise in 1803; Claude Fournier...
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Fournet Ranking

In France, the name Fournet is the 1,114th most popular surname with an estimated 4,895 people with that name. [1]

United States Fournet migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fournet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michel Fournet, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fournet (post 1700) +

  • John B. Fournet, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956 [3]

  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from on Facebook