Gaillard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gaillard family

The surname Gaillard was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Gaillard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaillard research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1709 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Gaillard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gaillard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Geillart, Gaillard, Gaillart, Gaillet, Geyard, Gayart, Gaillou, Gailhard, Gaillardet, Gaillardot, Gaillardon, Gaillot, Gaillochet and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaillard family (pre 1700)

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Gaillard migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaillard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anto Gaillard, aged 38, who landed in Bermuda in 1635 [1]
  • John Gaillard, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 [1]
  • Elizabeth Gaillard, who arrived in South Carolina in 1695-1696
Gaillard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Gaillard, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Jean Gaillard, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700 [1]
  • Bernard Gaillard, who arrived in New Orleans in 1746
  • Leonard Gaillard, his wife Marguerite Mansou and their eight children, who all came from Lyon to New France between the years 1632 and 1760
Gaillard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • I M Gaillard, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Fidele Gaillard, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1888 [1]

Gaillard migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaillard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Marguerite Gaillard, who arrived in Canada in 1632
  • Mr. François Gaillard, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 9th April 1643 [2]
  • Christophe Gaillard, who was on record in Montreal in 1653
  • Jean Gaillard, who settled in Montreal in 1661
  • Marguerite Gaillard, an orphan sent to Quebec in 1664

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaillard (post 1700)

  • John Gaillard (1765-1826), American politician
  • John Gaillard (1765-1826), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1794-96; Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1796-1804; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1804-26 [3]
  • Franklin Gaillard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1860 [3]
  • Felix Gaillard (1919-1970), French politician, prime minister of France in 1957-1958
  • Claude Ferdinand Gaillard (1834-1887), French engraver and painter
  • Gabriel Henri Gaillard (1726-1806), French historian
  • Theodore Gaillard Hunt (1805-1893), American politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1837; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1853-55; State Court Judge in Louisiana, 1859 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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