The origins the old family name lafourcade 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 lafourcade 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 lafourcade was an occupational name for someone who worked at a forge or smithy. The surname lafourcade was originally derived from the word "forge," which in turn derives from the Latin "fabrica," which means "workshop."
Early Origins of the lafourcade family
The surname lafourcade was first found in Lorraine
where this distinguished family held a family seat
in the seigneurie of De Forgetville.
Early History of the lafourcade family
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lafourcade Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Forget, Forgett, Fourget, Forquet, Forquette, Faurget, Faurquet, Forgette, Fougette and many more.
Early Notables of the lafourcade family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lafourcade 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 lafourcade (post 1700)
- Jérôme Lafourcade (b. 1983), French football striker who has played since 2003
- Enrique Lafourcade Valdenegro (b. 1927), Chilean writer, critic and journalist
- María Natalia Lafourcade Silva (b. 1984), Mexican Latin Grammy Award winning pop-rock singer and songwriter