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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a pet form of Brès (see Brice).
  • The name is recorded in Canada in 1668 and in Champlain in 1672 (with the secondary surname Courchesne); it is also associated with the secondary surnames Beaupré and Dupas.

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