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The name Bilaudeaux is an old Breton name. It comes from when the family lived in Brittany, where the family had settled in a seigniory which dates back to 1450.

Early Origins of the Bilaudeaux family

The surname Bilaudeaux was first found in Brittany, where the family had settled in a seigniory which dates back to 1450.

The members also formed branches in other regions. The branch Bilaudeau was established in the department of Landes, in the district of Dax. The branch Bilaudelle was established in a village in Basses-Pyrénées, in the district of Oloron. Several members of this illustrious family became renowned. Guillaume-Pascal Billot, a doctor, was born in 1768, the son of Jean-Baptiste, a notary in Cucuron (Vaucluse). Frédéric-Florentin Billot, who was born in Auxonne in 1805 and who died in 1868, was a publicist. Albert Billot, a diplomat, was born in 1841. Toussaint-Marie-René Billotte, who was born in Tarbes in 1846 and who died in 1914, was a renowned painter.

Jacques Bilodeau, born in 1636, son of Pierre and Jeanne, settled in Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Geneviève Longchamp, born in 1632, daughter of Pierre and Marie, on 28th October 1654. They remained together in Quebec until Jacques' death at Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans on 8th February 1712. His wife, Geneviève, passed away six years later in 1718. [1]

Early History of the Bilaudeaux family

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Bilaudeaux Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bilaudeaux is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Billot, Billotte, Billotet, Billotey, Billod, Bilodeau, Bilaudeau, Bilodel, Bilaudel, Bilodelle, Bilaudelle, Billaud, Billaux, Billaut, Billeau, Billeaux, Bilhaut and many more.

Early Notables of the Bilaudeaux family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bilaudeaux family

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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 Bilaudeaux 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 Bilaudeaux were Jean Bilodeau, who married Élisabeth Lehoux in Ste-Famille in 1682; Jacques Bilodeau, who married Marie-Françoise Paquet in Beaumont in 1721.



  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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