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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."

lafourcade Early Origins



The surname lafourcade was first found in Lorraine where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of De Forgetville.

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lafourcade Spelling Variations


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lafourcade Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Forget, Forgett, Fourget, Forquet, Forquette, Faurget, Faurquet, Forgette, Fougette and many more.

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lafourcade Early History


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lafourcade Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lafourcade research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1630 and 1789 are included under the topic Early lafourcade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lafourcade Early Notables (pre 1700)


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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name lafourcade (post 1700)


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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

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