When John Peter Brazil was born on 23 January 1948, in Renews, Newfoundland, his father, John William Brazil, was 38 and his mother, Bernice Catherine Lawlor, was 34. He died on 14 January 2021, in Renews, Renews-Cappahayden, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, at the age of 72.
Irish (Waterford and Tipperary): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail ‘descendant of Breasal’, a byname meaning ‘strife’. The accent is on the first syllable.
Portuguese: variant of Brasil .