The surname Provence 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).
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of this family name include: Provencher, Provancher, Provenchère, Provanchère, Provenchet and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Provencher, born in 1729, who married Thérèse Levebvre in Cap-de-Madeleine in 1764; Jean-Baptiste Provencher, who married Marie-Jeanne Lemire in Nicolet in 1767.