Dubreuil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Dubreuil, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Dubreuil, 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 Dubreuil 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 Dubreuil family

The surname Dubreuil 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.

Important Dates for the Dubreuil family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dubreuil research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1561 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Dubreuil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dubreuil Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dubreuil family (pre 1700)

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

Dubreuil migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dubreuil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Dubreuil, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718 [1]
  • Mrs. Dubreuil, who landed in Louisiana in 1718 [1]

Dubreuil migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dubreuil Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louise-Therese Dubreuil, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Isabeau DuBreuil, who arrived in Canada in 1665
  • Jean Dubreuil, who settled in Quebec in 1682 from Normandy
  • Jean-Etienne Dubreuil, who arrived in Quebec in 1691 from Ile-de-France
Dubreuil Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Dubreuil (1729), and another Jean Dubrueil (1741) settled in Quebec from Guyenne

Contemporary Notables of the name Dubreuil (post 1700)

  • François-Josué de La Corne Dubreuil (1710-1753), French officer in the colonial regular troops of New France, recipient of the cross of Saint Louis
  • Dominique Hériard Dubreuil (b. 1946), French businesswoman, CEO of Rémy Cointreau since 2001
  • Hélène Dubreuil, French Academy Award nominated art director (2012)
  • Pierre Dubreuil (1872-1944), French photographer from Lillie
  • Joseph-Émile Dubreuil (1894-1959), Canadian provincial politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal–Jeanne-Mance (1939-1948)
  • Marie-France Dubreuil (b. 1974), Canadian figure skater, 2006 & 2007 World silver medalist

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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