The surname Brehaut was first found in Lorraine where this distinguished family held a family seat, and the main stem of this aristocratic family were elevated to the nobility on the 4th July 1622. They became the Marquis de Brie.
In Champagne they held a family seat in Camprond and intermarried with the distinguished family of Sablonnière. They branched westward into Brittany where they were elevated to the nobility as the Barons de Retz. From this point they moved south to Anjou and held a family seat at Serrant. They also branched to Limousin where they held estates. The family also established a house in Bourgogne at Brochardiere.
Jean LaBrie, son of Louis and Jeanne, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Marie-Xainte Boucher, daughter of Pierre and Marie, at Château-Richer on 7th November 1689. 
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Notable in the family name was Dick Theodore De Brie (1528-1598), French engraver, born at Liege in 1528, and worked for the greater part of his life at Frankfort. "He was for some... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brehaut Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mr. Ronald Thomas Brehaut (1940-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash