Brule History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brule family

The surname Brule was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Brule family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brule research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 175 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Brule History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brule Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruel, Brugel, Brueil, Bruelis, Breuil, Dubrueil, Breil, Bruele, Bruelle, Dubreuil, Dubruel, Breuillard, Breuillart, Breuillat, Breuillaud, Breuillon, Breuillot, Breuilly, Brule, Brewell and many more.

Early Notables of the Brule family (pre 1700)

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Brule migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brule Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Etienne Brule, who arrived in Quebec in 1608
  • Julien Brule, son of Jean and Françoise, married Jeanne Maranda, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Quebec on 3rd August 1677 [1]
Brule Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Antoine Brule, son of Antoine and Madeleine, married Marie-Renée Cottenoire, daughter of Antoine and Marguerite, in Quebec on 26th November 1701 [1]
  • Antoine Brule, son of Antoine and Madeleine, married Marie-Angélique Mélain, daughter of Louis and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 1st October 1711 [1]
  • Louis Brule, son of Antoine and Marie-Renée, married Marie-Madeleine Billy, daughter of Guillaume and Madeleine, in Sorel, Quebec on 13th February 1736 [1]
  • Joseph Brule, son of Antoine and Marie-Angélique, married Marie-Anne Sylvestre, daughter of Nicolas and Marie-Élisabeth, in La Visitation-de-l'île-Dupas, Quebec on 26th January 1750 [1]
  • Antoine Brule, son of Antoine and Marie-Angélique, married Marie-Josephte Ethier, daughter of Etienne and Madeleine, in Berthier, Quebec on 28th April 1752 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brule (post 1700)

  • Nicolas Brulé, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • André Brulé (1879-1953), born André Gresely, a French theatre and film actor
  • Julien Louis Brulé (b. 1875), French gold, three-time silver and a bronze medalist archer at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Robin Brûlé (b. 1974), Canadian actress, best known for her role as Susan Hunter in the Roxy Hunter series
  • Jean-Philippe Brulé (b. 1981), Belgium bronze medalist filed hockey player at the 2005 Champions Challenge
  • Jayson Tyler Brûlé (b. 1968), Canadian journalist and magazine publisher, editor-in-chief of Monocle and a columnist for the Weekend FT

Citations

  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Nicolas Brulé. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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