Baril History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The French name Baril first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family lived in Normandy, where this family was established in ancient times. 
Directly translated, the French word "baril" means "barrel". Sources believe that the name was originally used as a nickname for a man that resembled the shape of a barrel. 
Early Origins of the Baril family
The surname Baril was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this family was established in ancient times. 
The family produced two councilors to the Parliament of Brittany and one bishop of Lucon, deceased in 1699. The branch of Barillot settled in l'Ile-de-France, Orléanais.
One member of the name Barillot, officer at the Grands Jours de Vendôme, registered his coats of arms in the Armorial of 1696. François Barillot registered his blazon in Paris.
Early History of the Baril family
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Baril Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Baril include Barillot, Barillon, Barille, Barile, Baril, Barillet, Bareil, Barilleau and many more.
Early Notables of the Baril family (pre 1700)
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Baril migration to the United States +
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Baril 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 Baril were
Baril Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jean Baril who married Marie Guillet in 1679
Baril Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mathurin Baril who married Marie-Madelaine Gaillon in 1711
- Muel Baril, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
Baril Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gedeon Baril, who settled in Michigan in 1882
Baril migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Baril Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Baril of France, who married Élisabeth Gagnon, daughter of Robert and Marie, in Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 25th May 1634 
- Jean Baril, who married Marie Guillet, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in Quebec in 1675 
Baril Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Louis Baril married Anne-Charlotte Trotier in Batiscan, Quebec in 1704
- Louis Baril, son of Jean and Marie, who married Anne-Charlotte Trotier, daughter of Jean and Geneviève, in Batiscan, Quebec on 4th February 1704 
- Jean Baril, son of Jean and Marie, who married Judith Blanchet, daughter of René and Marie, in Batiscan, Quebec on 4th February 1704 
- Mathurin Baril, son of Jean and Élisabeth, who married Marie-Madeleine Gaillou, daughter of Pierre and Marguerite, in Batiscan, Quebec on 14th April 1711 
- François Baril, son of Jean and Élisabeth, who married Charlotte Gaillou, daughter of Pierre and Marguerite, in Batiscan, Quebec on 11th February 1716 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Baril (post 1700) +
- Jacques Baril (b. 1924), born in Saintes, French writer and critic of dance
- Gilles Baril, Canadian politician in Quebec
- Marc Baril, Canadian video game composer and musician
- Joseph Gérard Maurice Baril (b. 1943), Canadian General, Chief of the Defense Staff in Canada (1997-2001)
Related Stories +
- ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
- ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
- ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.