The name Baillargeau is a Norman name that is a part of the ancient legacy of the Medieval France. The proud name of Baillargeau was used for a bald person. The surname Baillargeau 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 Baillargeau family
The surname Baillargeau was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family established itself in ancient times.
Early History of the Baillargeau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baillargeau research.Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1262, 1696, 1759, 1806 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Baillargeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baillargeau Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Baillargeau some of which are Baillargeon, Baillergeon, Baillarger, Baillerger, Baillarget, Baillerget, Baillargean, Baillergean, Baillerg, Baillargé, Baillard, Baillardel, Baillart and many more.
Early Notables of the Baillargeau 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 Baillargeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baillargeau 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 Baillargeau were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Baillargeau were
Baillargeau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Baillargeau, who settled in New York in 1701