Brousse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brousse family

The surname Brousse 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.

Early History of the Brousse family

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

Brousse 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 Brousse family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Sébastien de Brossard (1655-1730), a French music theorist, composer and collector. He was the author of the first musical dictionary, published under the title of 'Dictionnaire de musique contenant une explication des termes grecs et latins, italiens et français les plus usités dans la musique,'...
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Brousse Ranking

In France, the name Brousse is the 1,138th most popular surname with an estimated 4,821 people with that name. [1]

United States Brousse migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brousse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jaques Brousse, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700 [2]
Brousse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jean Brousse, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [2]

Canada Brousse migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brousse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Brousse, the son of Léonard and Jeanne Marichau, of St-Michel, in the diocese of Bordeaux, who married Louis Allemand in Quebec City in 1705

Contemporary Notables of the name Brousse (post 1700) +

  • Olivier Brousse (b. 1965), French CEO of idverde, one of the largest European landscaping companies
  • Paul Brousse (1844-1912), French socialist, leader of the possibilistes group, active in the Jura Federation, a section of the International Working Men's Association (IWMA), from the northwestern part of Switzerland and the Alsace.
  • Élie Brousse (1921-2019), French rugby league player for Roanne, Marseille, Lyon Villeurbanne and the France National Team (1946-1953)
  • Jeanne "Jeannette" Brousse (1921-2017), née Maurier, French Resistance member during WWII, member of the Righteous Among The Nations, awarded the Legion of Honour in 2005
  • François Brousse (b. 1913), French philosophy professor
  • Roger Brousse (b. 1901), French boxer at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • María Talavera Broussé (1867-1946), also known as María Broussé, María Talavera, or María B. Magón, a Mexican-born activist who became one of the leaders of the Mexican Liberation Party in the United States

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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook