Early Origins of the Balat family
The surname Balat was first found in Périgord where this distinguished family held a family seat
and were members of the aristocracy of that region, and held many alliances with notable families, such as, Durand, Durant, Roubert, Tessière, Simonin, Chaugy, and Velle.
Early History of the Balat family
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Balat Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Valade, Vallade, Vallad, Valad, Vallaud, Valaud, Valat, Vallat, Valleau, Valleaux, Valades, Valady, Vallady, Valladao, La Vallaud, La Valat, La Vallade and many more.
Early Notables of the Balat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balat family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Valade who settled in Quebec in 1712 from Angoumois near Bordeaux on the west coast of France, on the western border of Perigord; Guillaume Valade arrived in Quebec in 1669 from Aunis on the west coast of France, to the west of Angoumois.
Contemporary Notables of the name Balat (post 1700)
- Isaiah Chawai Balat (1952-2014), Nigerian politician and business man from Kaduna State who was Senator for Kaduna South from May 2003 to May 2007