The name Baillard is a Norman name that is a part of the ancient legacy of the Medieval France. The proud name of Baillard was used for a bald person. The surname Baillard 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.
Early Origins of the Baillard family
The surname Baillard was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family established itself in ancient times.
Early History of the Baillard family
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Baillard Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Baillargeon, Baillergeon, Baillarger, Baillerger, Baillarget, Baillerget, Baillargean, Baillergean, Baillerg, Baillargé, Baillard, Baillardel, Baillart and many more.
Early Notables of the Baillard family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Pierre Baillardel de Lareinty, one of the organizers of the colonies in the West Indies and a militia officer of the... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baillard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baillard family to the New World and Oceana
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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Baillard were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Baillard were the branch Baillargeon, which was established in Canada through Jean, born in 1612 and married in 1659 in Quebec. He was the ancestor of a great archbishop of Quebec. Jacob Baillargeau settled in New York in 1701.
Contemporary Notables of the name Baillard (post 1700)
- Géraldine Baillard (b. 1973), French (Martinique) artist