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Brossard Name Meaning

French: nickname from brosse ‘brush’ + the pejorative suffix -ard.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bossard, Brassard, Brevard, Brouhard, Broussard, Boilard, Voisard

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Where is the Brossard family from?

You can see how Brossard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brossard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Brossard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 313 Brossard families living in Quebec. This was about 96% of all the recorded Brossard's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Brossard families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brossard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brossard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Anam were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Brossard. 48% of Brossard men worked as a Cultivateur and 28% of Brossard women worked as an Anam. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brossard were Marchande and Revenue.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    48%
  • Journalier
    13%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    5%
  • Marchande
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Anam
    28%
  • Employ
    19%
  • Commis
    19%
  • Revenue
    19%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Brossard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brossard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brossard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 710 military records available for the last name Brossard. For the veterans among your Brossard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brossard lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Brossard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Brossard in 1959 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

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