Brazeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Brazeau. Brazeau is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Brazeau was first found in Burgundy, where this family was established in a village in Côte-d'Or, in the district of Beaune.

Early Origins of the Brazeau family

The surname Brazeau was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family was anciently established in a village in Côte-d'Or, in the district of Beaune.

Important Dates for the Brazeau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brazeau research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1783, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Brazeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brazeau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brazeau, Braseau, Brazeaux, Braseaux, Brazot, Brasot, Brazaud, Brasaud, Brazaut, Brasaut, Brazaux, Brasaux, Brazauld, Brasauld, Brazault, Brasault, Brazaulx, Brasaulx, Brazet, Braset, Brazey, Brasey, Brazier, Brasier, Brazy and many more.

Early Notables of the Brazeau family (pre 1700)

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Brazeau migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brazeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Charles Brazeau, son of Nicolas and Pérette, married Geneviève Quenneville, daughter of Jean and Denise, in Montreal, Quebec on 5th october 1693 [1]
  • Nicolas Brazeau, who married Anne Pinsonneau in Montreal in 1694
  • Nicolas Brazeau, son of Nicolas and Pérette, married Anne Pinsonneau, daughter of François and Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 11th October 1694 [1]
Brazeau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Gabriel Brazeau, son of Charles and Geneviève, married Angélique Handgrave, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 4th November 1714 [1]
  • Paul Brazeau, who married Marie-Roche Cadieux in Longueuil in 1720
  • Paul Brazeau, son of Charles and Geneviève, married Marie-Roche Cadieux, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Longueuil, Quebec on 12th August 1720 [1]
  • Charles Brazeau, son of Nicolas and Pérette, married Marie-Anne Marchand, daughter of François and Madeleine, in Montreal, Quebec on 9th November 1726 [1]
  • Nicolas Brazeau, son of Nicolas and Anne, married Marie-Anne Miville, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 9th October 1730 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brazeau (post 1700)

  • Theodore W. Brazeau, American member of the Wisconsin State Senate
  • Jim Brazeau, retired American soccer goalkeeper
  • Theodore W. Brazeau, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1907-10; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908 [2]
  • Robert Brazeau, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948 [2]
  • Leatrice Brazeau, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948 [2]
  • Eugene Brazeau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1960 [2]
  • Patrick Brazeau (b. 1974), Canadian aboriginal activist and senator
  • Jay Brazeau (b. 1953), Canadian actor

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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 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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