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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.

Dubreil Early Origins



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.

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Dubreil Spelling Variations


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Dubreil Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dubreuil, Breuil, Dubreil, Breil, Breuilly, Breilly, Breuille, Brully, Breully, LeBreuil and many more.

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Dubreil Early History


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Dubreil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dubreil research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1561 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Dubreil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dubreil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dubreil Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dubreil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dubreil (post 1700)


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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
  • Andre Pontbriand du Breil, present representative of the du Breil branch of the family

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Dubreil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dubreil Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 February 2015 at 15:42.

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