Baillay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Baillay family

The surname Baillay was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this esteemed family has been traced from ancient times.

Early History of the Baillay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baillay research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1486, 1551, 1554, 1585, 1632, 1633, 1653, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Baillay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baillay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Baillet, Baillais, Baillay, Bailet, Bailais, Bailay, Baillets, Bailets, Baillays, Bailays, Baillait, Baillaits, Bailait, Bailaits, Bayllet, Bayllets, Bayets, du Baillet, de Baillet, Baillaud, Baillette and many more.

Early Notables of the Baillay family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Adrien Baillet (1649-1706), a French scholar and critic, best known as a biographer of René Descartes; Philippe Baillet, Councillor of the Grand Council, President of the Chamber of Requests of the Palace of Dijon, Knight of Saint-Michel, Captain, Governor of Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Pierre Marie François de Sales Baillot "takes a prominent place among the great French violin-players. He was born Oct. 1, 1771, at Passy, near Paris, where his father kept a school. He showed very early remarkable musical talent, and got his first instruction on the violin from an Italian named Polidori. In 1780...
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Migration of the Baillay family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Amedee-Gaston Baillet settled in Louisiana at the age of 21 in 1719; Frans Baillet settled in Philadelphia in 1804.

The Baillay Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vous perdez temps
Motto Translation: You lose time on Facebook