The prestigious surname Brault 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 Brault 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 Brault family
The surname Brault was first found in Poitou, where the family had an integral role in the social and cultural aspects of the region.
Early History of the Brault family
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Brault 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 Brault family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brault family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jeanne Braud, who arrived in Carolina in 1695; Marguerite Braud, 15; who arrived in South Carolina in 1763; Theotiste Braud, who also settled in South Carolina in 1763.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brault (post 1700)
- Pierre Florent Brault (1939-2014), Canadian television composer
- Michel Brault (1928-2013), Canadian filmmaker, writer and director, winner of the Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival) in 1975
- Jacques Brault (b. 1933), Canadian poet, novelist and essayist, Proffesor at the Université de Montréal