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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : perhaps derived from Provenchère, a habitational name from either of two places so called in Doubs and Haute-Saône; or from places called Provenchères in Orne, Aveyron, Vosges, and Haute-Marne.
  • A Provencher, place of birth unknown, is recorded in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, in 1667. <xref>Ducharme</xref> is an associated secondary surname.

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