Braud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Braud originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. France was notorious for its eccentric kings, but it was revered for its contributions to European art and culture. The surname Braud originally came from the region of Poitou. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.

Early Origins of the Braud family

The surname Braud was first found in Poitou, where the family had an integral role in the social and cultural aspects of the region.

Jean Bérault was first recorded in 1322 in Niort. Several family members were known for their contributions to their respective communities. They include a seneschal for the Duke of Anjou in 1377, the Lords of Langle, of Vignaud, and of La Bellarie, and the Barons of Courville and of Peru (a corporal in the King's army). A family branch, found in Brittany in 1616, is responsible for Charlotte-Jeanne, the Marchioness of Montesson, who remarried the Duke of Orleans in 1773.

Important Dates for the Braud family

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

Braud Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brault, Braud, Braut, Braux, Breaud, Bréaud, Breault, Bréault, Breau, Breauld, Bréauld, Braudel, Braudey, Beraud, Béraud, Beraut, Béraut, Berault, Bérault, Béral, Bérau and many more.

Early Notables of the Braud family (pre 1700)

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Braud migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Braud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jeanne Braud, who arrived in Carolina in 1695
Braud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Marguerite Braud, 15, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763
  • Theotiste Braud, who also settled in South Carolina in 1763
  • Theotiste Braud, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763 [1]
  • Celille Braud, 38, who settled in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1785
  • Honore Braud, 52, who settled in New Orleans in 1785 with his wife, two sons, and four daughters
Braud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Braud, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Marthe Braud, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Florentine Braud, aged 23, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Henriette Braud, aged 60, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Braud Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. B. Braud, aged 40, who landed in America from Paris, in 1907
  • Jakob Braud, aged 28, who landed in America from Plymouth, England, in 1910
  • Georges Braud, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Berthe Braud, aged 49, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1917
  • Jean Braud, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Braud (post 1700)

  • Wellman Braud (1891-1966), American Creole jazz upright bassist
  • Pascal Braud (b. 1968), retired French professional footballer
  • Martin Braud (b. 1982), French silver medalist slalom canoer
  • François Braud (b. 1986), French Nordic combined skier who has competed at two Winter Olympics

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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