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Pontbriand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Pontbriand surname is thought to be a habitational name, taken on from a place name in Loire Inférieure.

Early Origins of the Pontbriand family


The surname Pontbriand was first found in Languedoc where they held a family seat in the region of the south of France, where they emerged as an important aristocratic family, reaching the level of Counts and Barons.

Early History of the Pontbriand family


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Pontbriand Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pontbriand, Pontbriant, Pontbriante, Ponbriand, Ponbriant and many more.

Early Notables of the Pontbriand family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pontbriand family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pontbriand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Pontbriand who was on record in Louisiana La. in 1714

Pontbriand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henri-Marie Dubreil de Pontbriand, (c. 1708-1760) of a titled family at the Pontbriand château, in the dept. of Ille-et-Vilaine, France, who arrived in Canada in 1741 aboard the "Rubis," where he was the sixth bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Quebec

Contemporary Notables of the name Pontbriand (post 1700)


  • Ryan Pontbriand (b. 1979), National Football League player
  • Henri-Marie Dubreil de Pontbriand (1708-1760), French clergyman who became the sixth bishop of Roman Catholic diocese of Quebec

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