Brosseau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Brosseau family

The surname Brosseau was first found in Languedoc, where the family has been anciently seated from very early times.

By the 14th century the family had prospered and branched to Varennes in Lyonnais, as well as to Provence. Throughout the centuries the family became well established in the region of Languedoc and as a noble family of France, the members were confirmed with letters of patent and heraldic cap. They contributed largely to the political as well as the cultural scene.

Important Dates for the Brosseau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brosseau research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1702, 1765, 1789, 1792, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Brosseau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brosseau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brousset, Brouset, Brusset, Bruset, Brousse, Broussard, Brouse, Brousses, Brousser, Brouser, Brusser, Bruser, Brussé, Brusé, Broussé, Brous, Broussey, Brousey, Brussey, Brusey, Broussay, Brussay, Brousay, Brusay, Broussai, Brousai, Brussai, Brusai, Broussaie, Brussaie, Brousaie, Brusaie, de Brousset, de Brouset, de Brusset, de Bruset, de Brousse, Broussette, Brousette, Brosset, Brossette, Brussette and many more.

Early Notables of the Brosseau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Sébastien de Brossard (1655-1730), a French music theorist, composer and collector; Jean-Baptiste Broussier, Officer General, Count, Brigadier General and Knight of the Legion of...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brosseau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brosseau migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brosseau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Julien Brosseau, who married Simone Chalifour in Quebec City in 1668
  • Jean-Baptiste Brosseau married Anne Fontaine in Quebec in 1689 [1]
  • Joseph Brosseau, son of Julien and Simone, married Anne Gaudreau, daughter of Charles and Françoise,  in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 3rd May 1694 [1]
  • Nicolas Brosseau, son of Julien and Simone, married Madeleine Huppé, daughter of Antoine and Marie-Ursule in Beauport, Quebec on 13th January 1698 [1]
Brosseau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Brosseau, son of Julien and Simone, married Thérèse, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec on 7th January 1704 [1]
  • Michel Brosseau, son of Jean and Anne, married Charlotte Duclas, daughter of François and Jeanne, in Quebec on 8th January 1718 [1]
  • Jean-Baptiste Brosseau, son of Jean and Anne, married Félicité Proulx, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 10th February 1718 [1]
  • Pierre Brosseau, son of Pierre and Marie, married Marie-Geneviève, daughter of Jean and Françoise, in Beauport, Quebec on 27th April 1727 [1]
  • Charles Brosseau, son of Pierre and Thérèse, married Marie-Thérèse Roberge, daughter of Pierre and Françoise, in Quebec on 6th February 1730 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brosseau (post 1700)

  • Grace H. Brosseau, American Daughters of the American Revolution president, wife of Alfred J. Brosseau
  • Tom Brosseau, American musical storyteller and guitarist from Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Alfred Joseph Brosseau (b. 1936), American businessman, president of Mack Trucks for 17 years
  • Eugene Brosseau, Canadian amateur welterweight and middleweight boxer from Montreal
  • Claire Elyse Brosseau (b. 1977), Canadian actress and comedian
  • Ruth Ellen Brosseau (b. 1984), Canadian politician from Ottawa, Ontario, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Berthier-Maskinongé (2011-)
  • Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884-1964), also known by the name Scire, an English Wiccan, author and an amateur anthropologist and archaeologist from Blundellsands, Lancashire

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Citations

  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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