Fourney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Fourney family
The surname Fourney 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.
Important Dates for the Fourney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fourney 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 Fourney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fourney 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 Fourney family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the name was the Fournier family of wood sculptors from Troyes. Antoine worked on the church Saint-Jean from 1591-94. 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...
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Migration of the Fourney family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 1400 individuals of the lineage who arrived onto Canadian shores from France between 1600 and 1900. Among these, Guillaume Fournier married in 1651 in Quebec.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fourney (post 1700)
- Paul James Fourney, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Raleigh County, 1950; Candidate for Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 10th Judicial Circuit, 1968 
- Philip Clarence Fourney, Publisher, Company Executive, Named to West Virginia Printing Hall of Fame in 1968
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