The name Barbillet dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Brittany
. It is derived from their residence in the place named Barbeau, in the province of Brittany.
Early Origins of the Barbillet family
The surname Barbillet was first found in Brittany
, where the lordship of Barbu was erected in 1696 in favor of Trévieux.
Early History of the Barbillet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbillet research.Another 535 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1371, 1414, 1459, 1485, 1488, 1530, 1789, and 1811 are included under the topic Early Barbillet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barbillet Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Barbillet, including Barbu, Barbut, Barbuat, Barboux, Barbillet, Barbillon, Barbeillon, Barbin and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbillet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbillet family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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 Barbillet 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 Barbillet were André Barbou, son of Adrien and Cathrine Moquet, who married, in 1716; Marie Fouchard, daughter of Jean and Anthoinette Bertram. Mr. Barbe was established in Louisiana in 1727..