Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived in Normandy, where this family was established in ancient times.
Early Origins of the Barillet family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this family was established in ancient times.
Early History of the Barillet family
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Barillet Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Barillet some of which are Barillot, Barillon, Barille, Barile, Baril, Barillet, Bareil, Barilleau and many more.
Early Notables of the Barillet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barillet family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Barillet has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Barillet 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 Barillet (post 1700)
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