Noble surnames, such as Dubreil, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Dubreil, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Dubreil family originally lived in the seigneury of Dubreuil in the diocese of Nevers in the province of Bourbonnais, the most central of all the French Provinces.
Early Origins of the Dubreil family
The surname Dubreil was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher where this distinguished family held a family seat
in the seigneurie of Dubreuil in the diocese of Nevers.
Early History of the Dubreil family
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Dubreil Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dubreuil, Breuil, Dubreil, Breil, Breuilly, Breilly, Breuille, Brully, Breully, LeBreuil and many more.
Early Notables of the Dubreil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dubreil family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Brouillet settled in Quebec in 1706 from Angoumois on the west coast of France; Jean Dubreuil (1729), and another Jean Dubrueil (1741) settled in Quebec from Guyenne.
Contemporary Notables of the name Dubreil (post 1700)
- Marie Anne Jean Alexandre Dubreil, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 24) Marie Dubreil. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Andre Pontbriand du Breil, present representative of the du Breil branch of the family