The name Baillerge is a Norman name that is a part of the ancient legacy of the Medieval France. The proud name of Baillerge was used for a bald person. The surname Baillerge 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 Baillerge family
The surname Baillerge was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family established itself in ancient times.
Early History of the Baillerge family
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Baillerge Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Baillerge, including Baillargeon, Baillergeon, Baillarger, Baillerger, Baillarget, Baillerget, Baillargean, Baillergean, Baillerg, Baillargé, Baillard, Baillardel, Baillart and many more.
Early Notables of the Baillerge 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 Baillerge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baillerge family to the New World and Oceana
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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. 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 Baillerge were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Baillerge 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.