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Where did the French Baillargeon family come from? What is the French Baillargeon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Baillargeon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Baillargeon family history?

The name Baillargeon is a Norman name that is a part of the ancient legacy of the Medieval France. The proud name of Baillargeon was used for a bald person. The surname Baillargeon is derived from the Old Norse word bolle, and the Old English word ballede, both meaning ball. It was used as a reference to something round and smooth.

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The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Baillargeon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Baillargeon, Baillergeon, Baillarger, Baillerger, Baillarget, Baillerget, Baillargean, Baillergean, Baillerg, Baillargé, Baillard, Baillardel, Baillart and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family established itself in ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baillargeon research. Another 285 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1262, 1696, 1759, 1806 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Baillargeon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 99 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baillargeon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Baillargeon. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Baillargeon were

Baillargeon Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • M. Baillargeon and his wife were living in Illinois in 1732

Baillargeon Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Marie Louise Baillargeon, aged 31, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Joseph Baillargeon, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1921
  • Joseph Baillargeon, aged 65, who emigrated to Seattle, Wash, in 1921

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  • Renee Baillargeon (b. 1951), Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Paule Baillargeon (b. 1945), Canadian Genie Award winning actress and film director
  • Hélène Baillargeon CM (1916-1997), Quebec singer, actor and folklorist
  • Paul Baillargeon (b. 1943), Canadian composer, known for his music for television shows, co-winner of the 2002 ASCAP Award
  • Joel Baillargeon (b. 1964), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey left winger
  • Pierre Baillargeon (1812-1891), Quebec physician and political figure
  • Charles-François Baillargeon (1798-1870), Canadian Roman Catholic priest and archbishop
  • Pascal Baillargeon (b. 1986), Canadian CFL football offensive lineman
  • Claude Baillargeon, Canadian diplomat, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Cameroon


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The Baillargeon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baillargeon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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