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Early Notables of the Francoeur family (pre 1700)

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Francoeur Ranking

In Canada, the name Francoeur is the 743rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,201 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Francoeur is ranked the 296th most popular surname. [2]

United States Francoeur migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Francoeur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Francoeur, who landed in Louisiana in 1718 [3]

Canada Francoeur migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Francoeur Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • David Francoeur, aged 20, who arrived in Canada in 1643
  • François Francoeur, son of Guillaume and Marguerite, who married Madeleine Saint-Jean in Montreal, Quebec on 25th november 1689 [4]
Francoeur Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Francoeur, son of Antoine and marie-Angélique, who married Marguerite Jean, daughter of Léonard and Marie, in Quebec on 12th June 1743 [4]
  • Joseph Francoeur, son of Antoine and Marie-Josephte, who married Marie-Geneviève Desrosiers, daughter of Joseph and Madeleine, in Saint-Cuthbert, Quebec on 18th October 1790 [4]
  • Alexis Francoeur, son of Joseph and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Louise Grenon, daughter of Charles and Catherine, in Saint-Cuthbert, Quebec on 4th November 1794 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Francoeur (post 1700) +

  • Robert Thomas "Bob" Francoeur Ph.D. A.C.S. (1931-2012), American biologist and sexologist
  • Brigadier Georges Francoeur (b. 1896), Commanding Officer 2nd Canadian Base Reinforcement Group, England (1944-1945) [5]
  • Harriet Francoeur Nevins (1841-1929), American philanthropist and animal rights activist

  1. "Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps - Forebears." Forebears,
  2. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  3. 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)
  4. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Georges Francoeur. Retrieved from on Facebook