Barille History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The French name Barille 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 Barille family
The surname Barille 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.
Important Dates for the Barille family
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Barille Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Barille, including Barillot, Barillon, Barille, Barile, Baril, Barillet, Bareil, Barilleau and many more.
Early Notables of the Barille family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barille family
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Barille surname were Jean Baril who married in 1679; Marie Guillet. Philippe Bareil of Montreal, son of Mathurin and Marie Dalleye, who married Jeanne Cotreau in 1709. As well, Pierre Bareille lived in Montreal in 1709. Louis Baril married Anne-Charlotte Trotier in Batiscan in 1704.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barille (post 1700)
- Albert Barillé (1920-2009), French television producer, screenwriter, cartoonist, and founder of Procidis, a French animation studio
- ^ 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.