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Early Origins of the Brouillette family

The surname Brouillette was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern department of Allier and Cher.

Prominent from the oldest branch of this line was Jean Brouillot, the judge of Joan of Arc. Originally from the diocese of Bayeux, chief of arts and with a law licence, he was prosecutor of the University of Paris in 1403. In the judgement of Joan of Arc he refused to compromise, saying that the opinions of the chief theologians must be followed.

Brouillards or "Mists" or "Fog" is the first prelude of Claude Debussy's second set of preludes and Lucien Brouillard is a 1983 French Canadian political drama film directed by Bruno Carrière. Mont Brouillard (4,069 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in the Val d'Aosta, Italy.

Early History of the Brouillette family

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Brouillette Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brouillard, Brouillet, Brouilhet, Brouillaud, Brouillon, Brouillous, Brouillete, Brouillet, Brouillette, Brouillan, Brouillot, Brouilly, Brouillé, Brouillart and many more.

Early Notables of the Brouillette family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name in this period was Antoine de Brouilly, marquis of Piennes in 1611. Franc de Monbeton de Bourrouillan, born in 1658, was named infantry captain in Canada on 17th March 1687 under the name of Saint Andre, commander of Plaisance (Newfoundland). He was appointed Governor of Newfoundland on 17th February 1691, rejoined his troupes the same year and built the St. Louis Fort. In April 1692 he presented a plan of attack for an English...
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Brouillette Ranking

In the United States, the name Brouillette is the 16,611st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Brouillette is ranked the 471st most popular surname. [2]

United States Brouillette migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brouillette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Minnie Brouillette, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1907
  • Oliva Brouillette, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Yvette Brouillette, aged 13, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1922
  • Lavra Brouillette, aged 35, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1922

Canada Brouillette migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brouillette Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Pierre Brouillette was a painter in Montreal in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Brouillette (post 1700) +

  • Maureen Brouillette, American contemporary artist
  • Horace J. Brouillette, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 19th District; Elected 1938 [3]
  • Francis D. Brouillette (b. 1931), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1974, 1976 [3]
  • Sarah Brouillette, Canadian academic, Assistant Professor of Literature at MIT (2006-)
  • Geneviève Brouillette (b. 1969), Canadian actress from Quebec
  • Yves Brouillette, Canadian executive with ING Bandk, fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook