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The surname Bros is a topographic surname, which was 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. Bros is derived from the Old French word broce, meaning brushwood, and indicates that the original bearer lived near or in such a wooded area.

Bros Early Origins



The surname Bros was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the renowned family lived in early times.

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Bros Spelling Variations


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Bros Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brosses, Brosse, Bross, des Brosses, du Brosses, de Brosses, de la Brosse, de Brousses, Delabrosse, Labrosse, Labrousse, Brossé, Brossier, Brossaud, Brossaut, Brossollet, Brossollette, Brosious, Brosius, Brose and many more.

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Bros Early History


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Bros Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bros research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1375, 1426, 1433, 1448, 1571, 1600, 1626, 1649, 1651, 1676, 1704, 1709, 1730, 1741, 1775, and 1777 are included under the topic Early Bros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bros Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bros Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean de Brosse (1375-1433), Lord of Boussac, Sainte-Sévère, Huriel, and Perugiawas; he was a councillor and chamberlain to the King of France, made a Marshal in 1426. Salomon de Brosse (1571-1626) was a French...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bros 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:

Bros Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Yrrk Bros, aged 21, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Margaret Bros, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1774

Bros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agustin Bros, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Robert Bn Bros, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • Joseph Bros, who arrived in America in 1872

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Bros Historic Events


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Bros Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Arthur Christopher Rattray Bros, British Midshipman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Bros Family Crest Products


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Bros Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Bros Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bros 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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