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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : topographic name for someone living in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’ (Late Latin bruscia).
  • French : metonymic occupational name for a brush maker, from Old French brusse ‘brush’.
  • French : The name is documented in Trois Rivières, Quebec, in 1667.

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