Family name origins & meanings
- French : variant of Braud. This is the more common spelling in Canada and New England, where it is most frequent. It is sometimes Americanized as Brow or Brown.
- A Brault from La Rochelle, bearing the secondary surname Pomainville, is documented in Quebec city in 1665. Another, from the Saintonge region, is documented in Montreal in 1697 with the secondary surname Lafleur.