Brouillard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Brouillard family

The surname Brouillard was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern department of Allier and Cher.

Prominent from the oldest branch of this line was Jean Brouillot, the judge of Joan of Arc. Originally from the diocese of Bayeux, chief of arts and with a law licence, he was prosecutor of the University of Paris in 1403. In the judgement of Joan of Arc he refused to compromise, saying that the opinions of the chief theologians must be followed.

Important Dates for the Brouillard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brouillard research. More information is included under the topic Early Brouillard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brouillard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brouillard, Brouillet, Brouilhet, Brouillaud, Brouillon, Brouillous, Brouillete, Brouillet, Brouillette, Brouillan, Brouillot, Brouilly, Brouillé, Brouillart and many more.

Early Notables of the Brouillard family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name in this period was Antoine de Brouilly, marquis of Piennes in 1611. Franc de Monbeton de Bourrouillan, born in 1658, was named infantry captain in Canada on 17th March 1687 under the name of Saint Andre, commander of Plaisance (Newfoundland). He was appointed Governor of Newfoundland on 17th February 1691, rejoined his troupes the same year and built the St. Louis Fort. In April 1692 he presented a plan of attack for an English...
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Brouillard migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brouillard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Charles Brouillard, who was married in Montreal in 1688
  • Charles Brouillard, son of Louis and Marie, married Pétronille Danny, daughter of Honoré and Perrine, in Montreal, Quebec on 18th March 1688 [1]
Brouillard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Brouillard, son of Charles and Pétronille, married Madeleine Saint-Laurent, daughter of Gilles and Anne, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 24th August 1718 [1]
  • Pierre-Joseph Brouillard, son of Jean-Baptiste and Madeleine, married Thérèse-Amable Menard, daughter of Louis and Françoise, in Bout-de-l'Île, Quebec on 14th May 1753 [1]
  • Jacques Brouillard, son of Jean-Baptiste and Madeleine, married Marie-Antoinette Hus, daughter of Antoine and Ursule, in Sorel, Quebec on 12th July 1763 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brouillard (post 1700)

  • Richard P. Brouillard, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1972 [2]
  • Richard Brouillard, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1992 [2]
  • Joseph Ovide Brouillard (1859-1940), Canadian Liberal politician and businessman
  • Lucien Pierre "Lou" Brouillard (1911-1984), French-Canadian professional boxer in the welterweight, winner of the 1933 NYSAC World Middleweight Title

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Citations

  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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