Brodeur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The French people of Gascogne first used the name Brodeur in the medieval era. It was a name for a maker of embroidered tapestries having derived from the Old French word "brodeur", which means embroiderer.
Early Origins of the Brodeur family
The surname Brodeur was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family was established in early times.
The members of the family were also established in other regions in Europe, and several of them distinguished themselves there. Jean Brodeau was the canon of Tours, his homeland. He died in 1563. His main work was published under the title "Miscellanea," in 1609. Julien Brodeau, originally from Tours, was a lawyer in the parliament of Paris, and he died in 1653. Among his writings was "Notes sur les Arrêts de Louets" and "Commentaires sur la coutume de Paris" (1669).
Jean Le Brodeur, born in 1653, travelled from Niel, France to Montreal, Quebec in 1675. After settling in Quebec he married Marie-Anne Messier, aged 14, daughter of Michel and Anne (née Le Moyne), in Boucherville on 31st January 1679. 
Early History of the Brodeur family
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Brodeur Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brodeur, Le Brodeur, Broddeur, Brodeau, Brodeaux, Brodaux, Brodaut, Brodot, Brodin, Brodard, Bradart and many more.
Early Notables of the Brodeur family (pre 1700)
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Brodeur World Ranking
In the United States, the name Brodeur is the 6,504th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.  However, in Canada, the name Brodeur is ranked the 812nd most popular surname with an estimated 6,628 people with that name.  And in Quebec, Canada, the name Brodeur is the 306th popular surname. 
| Brodeur migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brodeur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ignace le Brodeur, born in 1690, who married Marie-Anne Messie in Varennes in 1713
| Brodeur migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brodeur Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Brodeur dit Lavigne, who married Marie-Anne Messier in Boucherville, Quebec, in 1679
- Jean Brodeur, son of Jean and Françoise, who married Marie-Anne Messier, daughter of Michel and Anne, in Boucherville, Quebec on 31st January 1679 
Brodeur Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean-Baptiste Brodeur, son of Jean and Marie-Anne, who married Marie Hébert, daughter of Léger and Marguerite, in Varennes, Quebec on 14th June 1712 
- Ignace Brodeur, son of Jean and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Anne Jouet, daughter of Joseph and Marie, in Varennes, Quebec on 28th November 1713 
- Joseph Brodeur, son of Jean and Marie-Anne, who married Madeleine Gautier, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Varennes, Quebec on 27th April 1720 
- Augustin Brodeur, son of Jean and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Louise Petit, daughter of Paul and Marie-Louise, in Varennes, Quebec on 6th October 1721 
- Jean-Marie Brodeur, son of Jean and Marie-Anne, who married Anne Tétrau, daughter of Joseph and Anne, in Verchères, Quebec on 11th November 1727 
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Brodeur (post 1700) ||+|
- Jason Brodeur, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2008 
- Ernest R. Brodeur, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Cadillac, Michigan, 1943-52 (acting, 1943) 
- David S. Brodeur, American politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State Treasurer, 1905 
- Christopher X. Brodeur, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of New York City, New York, 2005 
- Arthur J. Brodeur, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from West Hartford, 1904 
- Aldemar A. Brodeur, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Putnam; Elected 1918 
- Martin Brodeur (b. 1972), Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League, named by the league as one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players", inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018
- Denis Joseph Germain Stanislaus Brodeur (1930-2013), Canadian bronze medalist hockey goaltender and hockey photographer
- Bernard Brodeur (b. 1956), Canadian lawyer and politician, member of the National Assembly of Quebec
- Armand Edward Brodeur, pediatric radiologist, Missouri
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