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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from Old French branche ‘branch’ (Late Latin branca ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. Compare Branch.
  • A Branche from the Poitou region of France is documented in Quebec city in 1665; another, from Toulouse, is recorded at Champlain in 1699, with the secondary surname Tous les Jours.

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