Show ContentsVacheraux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Vacher is derived from the French word "vache," which means "cow." Sources believe that the name was originally an occupation name for a person that worked with cows, such as a cowherd. [1]

Early Origins of the Vacheraux family

The surname Vacheraux was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Guillaume Vacher, son of Guillaume and Guilmette, settled in Canada in the 17th century. He married Marguerite Benoist, daughter of Gabriel and Anne-Marie, at Trois-Rivières on 26th November 1685. [2]

Early History of the Vacheraux family

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Vacheraux Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vacher, Vachere, Vachereau, Vacheron, Vachier, Vachiery, Vachon, Fach and many more.

Early Notables of the Vacheraux family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Vacheraux family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Vacher, an early emigrant to Canada from La Rochelle, France; and Jean Vacher, who was on record in Louisiana in 1721.

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print on Facebook