The name Baillarget is a Norman name that is a part of the ancient legacy of the Medieval France. The proud name of Baillarget was used for a bald person. The surname Baillarget 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 Baillarget family
The surname Baillarget was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family established itself in ancient times.
Early History of the Baillarget family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baillarget research.Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1262, 1696, 1759, 1806 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Baillarget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baillarget Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Baillarget, including Baillargeon, Baillergeon, Baillarger, Baillerger, Baillarget, Baillerget, Baillargean, Baillergean, Baillerg, Baillargé, Baillard, Baillardel, Baillart and many more.
Early Notables of the Baillarget 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 Baillarget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baillarget family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Baillarget has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Baillarget 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.