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

Pontbriand Early Origins



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.

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Pontbriand Spelling Variations


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Pontbriand Spelling Variations



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

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Pontbriand Early History


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Pontbriand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pontbriand research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pontbriand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pontbriand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pontbriand Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, arrived in Canada in 1741 aboard the "Rubis," where he was the sixth bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Quebec

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pontbriand (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Pontbriand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pontbriand 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 9 April 2014 at 14:27.

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