Bruneau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bruneau family

The surname Bruneau was first found in Lorraine, where the family was anciently seated.

Early History of the Bruneau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruneau research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1553 is included under the topic Early Bruneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bruneau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruneau, Brunealt, Brunault, Bruneaux, Brunaud, Bruneaut and many more.

Early Notables of the Bruneau family (pre 1700)

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Canada Bruneau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bruneau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • René Bruneau, who settled in Quebec, from Poitou, in 1668
  • René Bruneau, son of Georges and Blaisette, who married Anne Poitreau, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in Quebec on 17th September 1668 [1]
  • François Bruneau, who married Marie Prevost in Quebec City in 1669
Bruneau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Bruneau, who married Marie-Madeleine Bourgoin in Beauport, Quebec in 1702
  • François Bruneau, son of François and Marie, who married Marie-Madeleine Bourgoin, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Beauport, Quebec in 21st February 1702 [1]
  • Pierre Bruneau, who married Catherine Chaplain in Grondines, Quebec in 1714
  • Pierre Bruneau, son of François and Marie, who married Catherine Chaplain, daughter of Bernard and Éléonore, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 3rd June 1714 [1]
  • René Bruneau, son of René and Anne, who married Anne Leroux, daughter of Ignace and Anne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec in 1721 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bruneau (post 1700) +

  • Paul J. Bruneau, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Roland S. Bruneau, American politician, Independent Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1938 [2]
  • Martha Bruneau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2004 [2]
  • Joseph O. Bruneau, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Houghton County 3rd District, 1910 [2]
  • Charles Emile Bruneau Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1988 [2]
  • Bertille Noël Bruneau (b. 1996), young French actress
  • Brigadier-General Marie Bruneau (1884-1953), French General Officer Commanding 1st Armored Division (1940) [3]
  • Alfred Bruneau (1857-1934), French composer
  • Lucie Lamoureux Bruneau (1877-1951), Canadian philanthropist and a City Councillor in Montreal, Quebec
  • François-Pierre Bruneau (1799-1851), Canadian lawyer, seigneur, businessman and politician in Canada East
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Marie Bruneau. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bruneau/Marie-Germain-Christian/France.html


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