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Baril History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French, Italian


The French name Baril first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived in Normandy, where this family was established in ancient times.

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.

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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Migration of the Baril family to the New World and Oceana


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 Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Louis Baril married Anne-Charlotte Trotier in Batiscan, Quebec in 1704
  • Joseph Baril, who settled in Canada sometime between 1700 and 1799

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)

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