Provencher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Provencher family

The surname Provencher 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 Provencher family

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Provencher Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Provencher family (pre 1700)

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United States Provencher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Provencher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Dezera Provencher, aged 28, who immigrated to North Adams, Mass, in 1913
  • Nora Provencher, aged 23, who immigrated to North Adams, Mass, in 1913
  • Lacier Provencher, aged 32, who arrived in America in 1920

Canada Provencher migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Provencher Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Provencher, son of Sébastien and Marguerite, who married Simone Massé, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec on 14th May 1691 [1]
  • Sébastien Provencher, son of Sébastien and Marguerite, who married Marie Massé, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Quebec on 22nd August 1694 [1]
Provencher Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Louis Provencher, son of Louis and Simone, who married Marie-Anne Leclerc, daughter of Florent and Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 2nd July 1725 [1]
  • Joseph Provencher, son of Louis and Simone, who married Claire Raux, daughter of Joseph and Françoise, in Champlain, Quebec on 18th May 1728 [1]
  • Simon Provencher, son of Sébastien and Marie, who married Madeleine Lefebvre, daughter of René and Gabrielle, in Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec on 15th November 1734 [1]
  • Alexis Provencher, son of Sébastien and Marie, who married Marie-Angélique Leblanc, daughter of Nicolas and Geneviève, in Bécancour, Quebec on 18th January 1735 [1]
  • Charles Provencher, son of Sébastien and Marie, who married Marie-Josephte Jutras, daughter of Michel and Marie-Ursule, in Nicolet, Quebec on 30th June 1739 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Provencher (post 1700) +

  • Jacques Provencher (b. 1968), French professional footballer
  • Jean-Phylippe Provencher (b. 1965), Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman
  • Joseph Alfred Norbert Provencher (1843-1887), Canadian pioneer, politician and newspaper editor
  • Joseph-Norbert Provencher (1787-1853), Canadian clergyman and missionary, first Bishop of Saint Boniface, considered one of the founders of the province of Manitoba


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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