Balliet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The noble surname Balliet originated in the region of Maine, in France. Balliet is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Early Origins of the Balliet family
The surname Balliet was first found in Maine.
Early History of the Balliet family
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Balliet Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Billiard, Billiaud, Billiet, Billiez, Billard, Billaud, Billet, Billardon, Billault and many more.
Early Notables of the Balliet family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Claude Billiard de Courgenay, a poet in the sixteenth century. Adam Billaut was a poet and miller born in Nevers in 1602; also of this house were the lords of Champeaux, who affirmed their nobility in 1666; the name was mentioned in the Armorial of 1696, in Chinon and Alençon; François-Pierre Billard was a swindler during the eighteenth century; Pierre-Joseph Billard was a baron-general born in 1772; René-Marie Billard was a librarian at this time; Edme-Louis Billardon de Sauvigny was a polygraph during the eighteenth century; Alexis Billiet, born in Chapelles-en-Tarentaise in 1783...
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Balliet migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Balliet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Paul Balliet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Joseph Balliet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 
Balliet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Balliet, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
- J. E. Balliet, who landed in America, in 1892
- Katharina Balliet, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1892
Balliet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- May Balliet, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1911
- Lucy Balliet, aged 12, who landed in America from Monsweiller, France, in 1920
- Marie Balliet, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States from Monsweiller, France, in 1920
- Emile Balliet, aged 40, who landed in America from Monsweiller, France, in 1920
- Gustave Balliet, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Monsweiller, France, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Balliet (post 1700) +
- David Milton "Pete" Balliet (1866-1960), American football player and head football coach at Auburn University, Purdue University and at Washington and Lee University
- Thomas M. Balliet (1852-1942), American Republican politician, Law Preservation Candidate for New York State Senate 19th District, 1932; Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 
- Stephen D. Balliet, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928; Postmaster at Appleton, Wisconsin, 1936-55 
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- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html