Ballet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Ballet name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Ballet was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany, where this distinguished family was established from ancient times.
Early Origins of the Ballet family
The surname Ballet was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family was established from ancient times.
Early History of the Ballet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballet research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1397, 1701, 1711, 1732, 1777, 1834, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Ballet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ballet Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Ballet is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bal, Balle, Ball, Balard, Balart, Baland, Balland, Balet, Ballet, Ballot, Balot, Ballon, Balon, Ballou and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballet family (pre 1700)
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ballet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ballet migration to the United States
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Ballet has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ballet were
Ballet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jeanne Ballet, who landed in New York in 1692 
Ballet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Amedee Gaston Ballet, aged 21, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 
- Paul Ballet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1759 
Ballet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Ballet, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1842
- Ana Ballet, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 
- Thomas Ballet, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1872
Contemporary Notables of the name Ballet (post 1700)
- René Ballet (1928-2017), French journalist, novelist and essayist
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)