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Brossard Name Meaning

French:: nickname for a brush maker from brosse ‘brush’ + the pejorative suffix -ard or perhaps a topographic name cognate with Brosseau . alternatively from a derivative of the personal name Ambroise ‘Ambrose’ or perhaps from some ancient Germanic name (compare Brossart ). Compare also Broussard .

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 1880 there were 42 Brossard families living in Louisiana. This was about 24% of all the recorded Brossard's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Brossard families in 1880.
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What did your Brossard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brossard. 24% of Brossard men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Brossard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brossard were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laber
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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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 the USA, 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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