The prestigious surname Breault 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 Breault 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 Breault family
The surname Breault 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 Breault family
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Breault 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 Breault family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breault family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Breault Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arthur Breault, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
- Omer A Breault, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1919
- William Breault, aged 26, who settled in America from Pawtucket, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Breault (post 1700)
- Michael Breault (b. 1958), American game designer and editor, best known for his work on several products for Dungeons & Dragons
- Henry Breault (1900-1941), American sailor who received the Medal of Honor, the only enlisted submariner to receive the award
- Robert Breault (b. 1963), American operatic tenor
- Gertrude Ann Breault (b. 1938), Canadian teacher, nurse, journalist and former politician, Minister of Health and Wellness (1998-1999), Minister of Municipalities, Culture and Housing (1997-1998)
- Henri Breault (1909-1983), Canadian doctor and medical researcher, inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 1997
- Francois "Frank" Breault (b. 1967), Canadian NHL ice hockey player who played from 1990 to 1992 for the Los Angeles Kings