The surname Brouillette 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.
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of this family name include: Brouillard, Brouillet, Brouilhet, Brouillaud, Brouillon, Brouillous, Brouillete, Brouillet, Brouillette, Brouillan, Brouillot, Brouilly, Brouillé, Brouillart and many more.
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... Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brouillette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.