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The prestigious surname Breau 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 Breau 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.

Breau Early Origins



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

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Breau Spelling Variations


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Breau 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.

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Breau Early History


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Breau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breau research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1377, 1616, 1773, 1809, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Breau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Breau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Bte Breau, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Nicolas Breau, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Charles Breau, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Alex Breau, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1766

Breau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Natalie Breau, aged 33, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

Breau Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Amand Breau, 31, who settled in St. -Pierre-and-Miquelon in 1767 with his wife, Theophiste Bonnevie, 29, and two sons

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breau (post 1700)



  • Leonard Harold "Lenny" Breau (1941-1984), American musician, guitar player, and music educator
  • Wilfred L. Le Breau, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1934
  • Jean-François Breau (b. 1978), Canadian singer-songwriter of Acadian origin
  • Herb Breau PC (b. 1944), Canadian businessman and former politician from New Brunswick

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Breau Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Breau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 November 2015 at 14:14.

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