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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : habitational name from any of the places so named, from Old Occitan brohl, brouil ‘copse enclosed by a wall or hedge’. Compare Breault.
  • A Brouillard from the Poitou region of France is documented in Montreal in 1688. Another, from Angoumois, is documented at La Pérade in 1706, with the secondary surname Lavigueur.