Provencal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Provencal family

The surname Provencal was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was established in early times.

Several members of this family distinguished themselves through their respective accomplishments. Siméon de Provanchère was a doctor. He was born in Langres around 1552. He exercised his profession in Sens and died in 1617. Among his works was "Histoire d'un prodigieux enfant pétrifié" (1582).

Early History of the Provencal family

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Provencal Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Provencher, Provancher, Provenchère, Provanchère, Provenchet and many more.

Early Notables of the Provencal family (pre 1700)

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Provencal Ranking

In the United States, the name Provencal is the 16,770th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


Canada Provencal migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Provencal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Alexis Provencal, aged 35, who landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

Contemporary Notables of the name Provencal (post 1700) +

  • Moshe ben Avraham Provençal (1503-1576), Italian posek and Hebrew grammarian


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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