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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a diminutive of Brun.
  • A bearer of the name from the Poitou region of France was documented in Quebec city in 1668. A Bruneau or Drouineau was recorded in Quebec city in 1699, with the secondary surname Jolicoeur.

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